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Poem in Australian Poetry Anthology

May 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on Poem in Australian Poetry Anthology

                                          Andrew’s poem, “A Little Herd”, has been published in the Australian Poetry Anthology, Volume 5, 2016. The Anthology is published by Australian Poetry Ltd and was edited by Lisa Gorton and Toby Fitch. It […]

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Poem in Quadrant

May 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on Poem in Quadrant

                                  One of Andrew’s poems was published in the April 2017 issue of Quadrant. The poem, a tanka, is titled “Gossiper” and is reprinted below: . Gossiper . As a brass clapper in a windbell, so a tongue in […]

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2 poems in The Mozzie

May 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on 2 poems in The Mozzie

The March 2017 issue of The Mozzie (Vol. 25, No. 2) contains two of Andrew’s poems: “The Pleasure” and “Visiting Basho’s Grave”.

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2 poems in anthology, Contemporary Australian Poetry

April 6th, 2017 · Comments Off on 2 poems in anthology, Contemporary Australian Poetry

Two of Andrew’s poems have been included in the Puncher & Wattmann anthology, Contemporary Australian Poetry, edited by Martin Langford, Judith Beveridge, Judy Johnson and David Musgrave. Andrew’s poems in the anthology are “His Free Hand” and “Meditations on Pain”, selected from his books Fontanelle (Five Islands Press, 2004) and Inadvertent Things (Walleah Press, 2013). […]

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Poem in Quadrant

April 4th, 2017 · Comments Off on Poem in Quadrant

                        The March 2017 issue of Quadrant contains one of Andrew’s poems. Titled, “Dearly Departed”, it is reprinted below:   Dearly Departed   So much of it, my childhood, departed this world with you.   Though I lived it, I can bring back only […]

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2 poems in Weekend Australian Review

March 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on 2 poems in Weekend Australian Review

The Review magazine, published by and distributed with the Weekend Australian newspaper, published two of Andrew’s poems last weekend, 25-26 March 2017. Both poems, “Kilter” and “Untrousered Tanuki”, are gunsaku, sets of haiku linked by common subjects/themes. “Untrousered Tanuki” is a set of humorous haiku about the ceramic racoon-dogs called tanuki (pictured below) that abound in gardens and doorways in the […]

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2 poems in Western Australian Poetry anthology

February 21st, 2017 · Comments Off on 2 poems in Western Australian Poetry anthology

Two of Andrew’s poems have been included in The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry. As the title indicates, the anthology is published by Fremantle Press, a press that has published three collections of Andrew’s poetry–Homecoming (1979), Windfalls (1984) and The Colour of Life (in Two Poets, 2011). The anthology has been edited by […]

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5 poems in St Mark’s Review

February 21st, 2017 · Comments Off on 5 poems in St Mark’s Review

Five of Andrew’s poems have been published in a special issue of St Mark’s Review (No. 238, December 2016), which is published quarterly by St Mark’s National Theological Centre in Canberra. The special issue, titled Poetry and the sacred, was guest-edited by Australian poet, John Foulcher. Other poets represented in the magazine include Alex Skovron, Michelle Cahill, […]

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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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2 poems in Quadrant

January 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on 2 poems in Quadrant

The January-February 2017 issue of Quadrant contains two of Andrew’s poems: “Heron” and “Splendid”. Both poems are three-haiku gunsaku. The third haiku in “Splendid” is:   If not in colour, at least in shape–the female splendid blue wren.           © Andrew Lansdown

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Poem in Studio

January 14th, 2017 · Comments Off on Poem in Studio

The latest issue of Studio magazine (No. 139) contains one of Andrew’s poems, “In the Gardens of the Imperial Palace”. Also, one of Andrew’s photographs has been used on the cover.

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4 poems in US anthology

January 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on 4 poems in US anthology

              USA publisher, Cascade Books (Eugene, Oregon), has included four of Andrew’s poems in an anthology of Christian poetry titled The Turning Aside, edited by Canadian poet, D.S. Martin. Poems by Andrew in the anthology are: “The Colour of Life”, “Prayer”, “Kangaroos” and “Black Bamboo”. Editor D.S Martin comments, The […]

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2 poems in Quadrant

December 23rd, 2016 · Comments Off on 2 poems in Quadrant

                                    Two of Andrew’s poems — “Recollections of Dread and Deliverance” and “Comfort” — have been published in the December 2016 issue of Quadrant. “Recollections”, written for Andrew’s wife, Susan, is reprinted below:   Recollections of Dread and Deliverance   […]

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Poem in The Canberra Times

November 9th, 2016 · Comments Off on Poem in The Canberra Times

Andrew’s poem “Incidentals”, a 4-haiku gunsaku set in Kyoto, was published by the Canberra Times, in the weekend Panorama magazine, on 27 August 2016. The last haiku in the set is:   Blocking a water trickle—a little levee of cherry petals.              © Andrew Lansdown

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Poem in The Mozzie

November 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on Poem in The Mozzie

The August 2016 issue of The Mozzie (Vol. 24, Issue 6) contains one of Andrew’s poems – a gunsaku consisting of four haiku under the heading, “Petals Scattering”.

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7 poems in Quadrant

August 31st, 2016 · Comments Off on 7 poems in Quadrant

Seven of Andrew’s poems have been published in the September 2016 issue of Quadrant. The poems are: “Thinking of You”, “The Festooned Pine”, “Omikuji Blossom”, “Pact”, “Travelling”, “Winter, Wisconsin” and “A Little Herd”. “The Festooned Pine” also appears in Andrew’s latest book, Kyoto Sakura Tanka, which is composed of poems (tanka) and photographs of Kyoto […]

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Poem in Little Book of Australian Orchids

June 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on Poem in Little Book of Australian Orchids

Andrew’s poem, “The Spider Orchids”, has been published in Little Book of Australian Orchids, published by the National Library of Australia. In addition to poems by various poets, the beautifully produced book contains colour illustrations of Australian orchids painted by various artists in the 1800s and early 1900s. “The Spider Orchids” was first published in […]

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3 poems in The Mozzie

June 16th, 2016 · Comments Off on 3 poems in The Mozzie

The May 2016 issue of The Mozzie (Vol. 24, Issue 3) contains three of Andrew’s poems: “Dip”, “Blossoming Cherry, Kyoto” and “Notch”.

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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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