Tag: Australian Poetry

Now you are two

Most days the only thing that holds me together is you. You are my breaking point and my glue. For you the world must seem so shiny, bright and new. At only two you still have your whole life in front of you. As…

36th ANNUAL NEWCASTLE POETRY PRIZE NOW OPEN

The 36th Newcastle Poetry Prize has opened for entries. Hunter Writers Centre invites any Australian poet (living here or overseas) to submit a poem up to 200 lines. The competition will close on 30 June 2017. The Newcastle Poetry Prize is one of the…

Newcastle Poetry Prize

I’ve just finished reading the 2013 Newcastle Poetry Prize Anthology ”Now You Shall Know” to prepare myself to enter this years. 2013 was the 32nd consecutive year that the Newcastle Poetry Prize had run. In this Anthology is the 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners plus…

Banjo Paterson Australian Bush Poet Extraordinair

This is a post I wrote for Robert Zimmerman’s Authors We love Series:  Authors We Love: Sarah Fairbairn On A. B. ‘Banjo’ Paterson Banjo Paterson, the bloke on the Aussie Ten Dollar note. One of the all-time most famous Australian poets. His poem Waltzing…

Review on My Mind The Menace

Below is a review Stephan Attia posted on Goodreads about my Poetry eBook ‘My mind the menace’ by Sarah Fairbairn is an expressive, emotive, and intriguing book of poetry which shook me off balance and reminded me that life was meant for all humans to…