|Garema Place in the centre of Canberra has its own community of birds - ravens, pigeons, magpies. It's interesting to observe them in such a contained urban/city area as they go about their day individually or in mobs, trotting alongside workers at lunchtime or taking over the designer seats or the public artworks. I spent a couple of hours last week taking photos for two projects involving birds. Happened to be there early enough for feeding time - seed for the pigeons (and the bossy ravens) from one man and mince for the magpies from another - all pavers pavers pointed out the latter who can ill-afford his fortnightly charitable act.|
Smith's Alternative, Canberra
Monday June 18 @ 7 pm
Jane Baker, Victoria McGrath, Lizz Murphy, Robyn Sykes: four poets from the Canberra Region/Yass Valley who have arrived where they are in different ways from different places, share poetry reflecting their diverse experiences and passions. They write micro poetry and prose poetry, free verse and performance poetry. They write about changing landscapes, social issues, world conflict, rural challenges, the environment. $5 admission.
Project 366 is a 2016 international poetry blog instigated and coordinated by Christopher/Kit Kelen. Polished work, draft work, work in progress. Visual art and photography as well. Every single day. Around 7000 poems and images - it kept us on our poetic toes. I'm forever grateful to Kit for this experience. Some are continuing on. (Not me.) It's well worth a visit: http://project365plus.blogspot.com.au/