POEM Mark Tredinnick

NWR Issue 101

Rufous Fantail

She stands there in plain sight
in the blue light at the back
of his mind — her fuck-me boots,
Her love-me eyes...

Mark Tredinnick is a celebrated Australian poet and essayist. The winner in 2011 of the Montreal Poetry Prize and in 2012 of the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, Mark is the author of Fire Diary, The Blue Plateau, The Road South, and nine other works of poetry and prose. Mark toured Wales in March and April this year. His poems are published widely. His other honours include two state premier’s literary awards, the Blake and the Newcastle Poetry Prizes, and the Calibre Essay Prize. He edited Australian Love Poems 2013 (July 2013), and his new poetry collection, Bluewren Cantos, will appear in early 2014. He is at work on a third collection of poems and a memoir, Reading Slowly at the End of Time.

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