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New IPSI podcast: Poetry on the Move, Episode 1

IPSI has just released Episode 1 of its new Poetry on the Move podcast. In this episode Shane Strange talks to the editors of Axon: Creative Explorations about the latest issue, ‘The Poetics of Collaboration’. There is poetry from Iggy McGovern, and Owen Bullock talks to Jen Crawford about her latest book, Koel.

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Young Poets Awards 2016

For a second year, IPSI is administering these awards, sponsored by the Dean, Faculty of Arts & Design, University of Canberra.

The Young Poets Awards are open to all Year 11 and Year 12 students in the ACT and NSW. The awards seek to encourage young poets and to reward imaginative, well-crafted poems with a distinctive voice.

The awards will be presented at the University of Canberra Open Day on Saturday 27 August 2016 by Professor Lyndon Anderson, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Design.

Translation Workshop: 'Three Autumns'

Further to the workshop led by Subhash Jaireth during Poetry on the Move 2015, IPSI is hosting a follow-up event at which various translations of Anna Akhmatova's poem 'Three Auttumns' will be discussed. Some of these translations (all of which are downloadable below) are by participants in the original workshop.

Three Autumns - Campbell (PDF 28KB)
Three Autumns - Dobson (PDF 28KB)
Three Autumns - Jaireth (PDF 28KB)
Three Autumns - Renew (PDF 59KB)
Three Autumns - Staples (PDF 27KB)
Three Autumns - Thomas (PDF 27KB)
Three Autumns - Smith plus notes (PDF 171KB)
Three Autumns - Smith (rhyming

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 10:00 to 12:00

Physics and Poetry – not so different?

IPSI welcomes Dr Iggy McGovern, Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, to present a seminar at the University of Canberra.

From Paul Dirac’s challenge to fellow physicist Robert Oppenheimer – 'How can you do physics and poetry at the same time?' – to Patrick Kavanagh’s short poem 'To Doctor Schroedinger and Other Physicists', this presentation considers whether these two disciplines share more than just an initial letter. Physicist-poets considered include the 19th century giants William Rowan Hamilton and James Clerk Maxwell.

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 03:00 to 04:00

The University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize

IPSI is administering a new Health Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Dean of the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. The first prize is AUD$1,500 and the deadline for submissions is 30 June 2016.

Theme: Living Life Well

The University of Canberra Health Poetry Prize aims to inspire others through poetry to consider the journey to live life well. The poem may be focussed on mental or physical health, and can investigate what 'living life well' means.