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Andrew wins poetry prize

February 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on Andrew wins poetry prize

Andrew has won the 2016 Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Prize. The $1,500 prize was awarded to him for his poem “Kyoto Autumn Maples”, which is a sequence of six tanka. In his Judge’s Report, poet John Jenkins expressed great admiration for “Kyoto Autumn Maples”. His opening comment was: This winning poem is a model […]

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NZ children commend Chronicles of Klarin

December 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on NZ children commend Chronicles of Klarin

From time to time Andrew receives encouraging comments from school teachers and children about his fantasy trilogy, The Chronicles of Klarin (comprising the novels, With My Knife, Dragonfox and The Red Dragon, all published by Scholastic Australia under the Omnibus Books imprint). Recently a New Zealand teacher emailed Andrew to say she had been reading […]

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Website hacked

December 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Website hacked

Andrew’s website was hacked several weeks ago. However, thanks to the work of an expert webmaster, the website has been cleared of viruses and malware and is once again operating as it should. Security on the site has been upgraded, too, reducing the likelihood of another hack. Apologies to anyone who has experienced trouble accessing the site in recent weeks.

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Judge’s Report – Poetica Christi Press 2016 Annual Poetry Competition

November 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Judge’s Report – Poetica Christi Press 2016 Annual Poetry Competition

Earlier this year Andrew was invited by Poetica Christi Press to judge the press’s annual poetry completion. Andrew completed the judging in early October. His judge’s report contains some helpful observations about the art of poetry writing and is reproduced on this website below:   Poetica Christi Press   2016 Annual Poetry Competition   Judge’s […]

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Reading, tutoring & judging at Words in the Valley Festival

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Reading, tutoring & judging at Words in the Valley Festival

Andrew will be heavily involved in the Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival in Bridgetown on the weekend of 30-31 July. On Saturday 30 July, he will run a poetry workshop and give an author talk. On Sunday 31 July, he we announce the winners of  the Blake in the Blackwood Poetry Prize and […]

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Andrew judges Blake in the Blackwood Poetry Prize

July 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Andrew judges Blake in the Blackwood Poetry Prize

Andrew was invited earlier this year to judge the Blake in the Blackwood Poetry Prize. He will announce the prize winners at the Words in the Valley Readers and Writers Festival in Bridgetown on the weekend of 30-31 July.

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New book combines poetry & photography

May 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on New book combines poetry & photography

Rhiza Press has published a hardback book of Andrew’s poetry and photography titled Kyoto Sakura Tanka. The setting for the collection is Kyoto city and the Kansai region of Japan. The season is spring, when the cherry blossoms (sakura) bloom. The 105 poems are modelled on an ancient form of Japanese poetry known as tanka, which […]

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New poetry chapbook by Andrew

May 26th, 2016 · Comments Off on New poetry chapbook by Andrew

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A small collection of Andrew’s poetry has been published by Life Ministries. The God of the Glimpses is a pocket-size chapbook consisting of 32 pages and 19 poems. The poems are a series of dramatic […]

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Amazon review of Far from Home

March 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Amazon review of Far from Home

  . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew’s poetry collection, Far from Home, can be purchased from Amazon.com (USA). (For American readers, postage is cheaper through Amazon. Australian readers can save on postage by purchasing the book through this website.) The Amazon website contains a positive review of Far from Home, […]

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Andrew to read at book launch

October 22nd, 2015 · Comments Off on Andrew to read at book launch

Andrew will read at the WA launch of the Inkerman & Blunt anthology, Prayers of a Secular World. The Mayor of Fremantle, Brad Pettitt, will launch the book on behalf of the publishers on Saturday, 24th October, at 4.00 pm, in the Back room of the Bar Orient Hotel, 39 High St Fremantle. Andrew is […]

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Recent activites

October 15th, 2015 · Comments Off on Recent activites

  On 31st August Andrew addressed the Retired Teachers’ Association. He spoke about his writing generally and read from his children’s poetry collection, Allsorts. In September he co-judged the Spoken Worship Brisbane Poetry Competition, the winners of which were announced at a ceremony on 10th October at the Anglican Cathedral, Brisbane.

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Andrew to read at Perth Poetry Club

June 19th, 2015 · Comments Off on Andrew to read at Perth Poetry Club

Andrew has been invited to read at the Perth Poetry Club on Saturday 20th June at 2.00 pm. Read details about his scheduled reading here: http://www.perthpoetryclub.com/saturday-20th-june-andrew-lansdown The Perth Poetry Club meets at the Moon Café at 323 Williams Street, Northbridge, from 2.00 to 4.00 every Saturday afternoon. View the Perth Poetry Club’s website here: http://www.perthpoetryclub.com/

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Andrew’s speech at the McCauley launch

June 15th, 2015 · Comments Off on Andrew’s speech at the McCauley launch

Here is Andrew’s speech launching Shane McCauley’s book, Trickster, on Saturday afternoon, 6th June 2015:   Launching Speech: Shane McCauley’s Trickster   I am deeply honoured to have been invited by Shane to launch his latest collection of poetry, Trickster. I want to begin my launching speech with a few facts about Shane McCauley, the poet. Shane began […]

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Andrew launches Trickster by Shane McCauley

June 10th, 2015 · Comments Off on Andrew launches Trickster by Shane McCauley

Andrew launched Shane McCauley’s latest poetry collection, Trickster, at the Fremantle Arts Centre on Saturday, 6th June. Shane McCauley is a widely published and highly respected Western Australian poet. Trickster is his collection of poetry and is published by Walleah Press (Tasmania). [Andrew Lansdown delivering his launching speech for Trickster] Over 100 people attended the launching, including well-known […]

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Andrew to launch Shane McCauley book

May 29th, 2015 · Comments Off on Andrew to launch Shane McCauley book

  Andrew will launch Shane McCauley’s new book, Trickster, on Saturday 6th June. Trickster is Shane’s eighth book of poetry and is published by Walleah Press in Tasmania. The launch will take place in the Pavlich Room of the Fremantle Arts Centre (1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle) on Saturday 6th June at 2pm. Come and hear Andrew. More importantly, meet Shane and hear him read from his new […]

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New poetry chapbook

December 27th, 2014 · Comments Off on New poetry chapbook

                                        A new collection of Andrew’s poems was released by Life Ministries in November. Of Petals and Immortals is a 28-page chapbook containing faith-focused poems, some of which are previously uncollected. The title for the collection […]

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Poetry workshops at Swan Christian College

October 23rd, 2014 · Comments Off on Poetry workshops at Swan Christian College

Andrew ran poetry workshops for Years 7, 8 and 9 students at Swan Christian College on 19 September. Andrew is available to run poetry and fiction workshops at primary and high schools and usually charges Australian Society of Authors’ rates.

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Andrew invited to read at City Library during Poetry Week

September 11th, 2014 · Comments Off on Andrew invited to read at City Library during Poetry Week

Andrew Lansdown reading at City Library, Perth  (Photo courtesy Elizabeth Lewis) Perth City Library celebrated Poetry Week 2014 with a series of free events for poetry lovers in the first week of September. The final event was a poetry reading hosted by poet Kevin Gillam in the foyer of the City Library on Friday 5 September from 12.00 noon – 2.00 […]

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Poem in art exhibition catalogue

September 7th, 2014 · Comments Off on Poem in art exhibition catalogue

(Painting: Daniel Webster, Self Portrait 2014, digital print, acrylic, Japanese ink, triptych: each panel 80 x 57 cm, $5,000)   Ron Nyisztor, the curator of the 2014 Mine Own Executioner art exhibition, has used Andrew’s poem, “I Do Not Forget”, as the introductory statement in the exhibition catalogue. Mine Own Executioner has established its reputation as WA’s pre-eminent exhibition […]

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Poem broadcast on Poetica

April 12th, 2014 · Comments Off on Poem broadcast on Poetica

ABC Radio National broadcasts a weekly program on poetry titled Poetica. In February Poetica produced a program on New Australian Love Poetry, drawing poems from the recently published Inkerman & Blunt anthology Australian Love Poems 2013.  Andrew’s poem “Afterphase” was one of the poems chosen from the anthology for inclusion in the Poetica program. Poetica: New […]

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