Book launch, Fermenting

Launch of my tenth poetry book Fermenting
by singer/songwriter John Dengate,
2pm, Newtown Library, 8-10 Brown St., Newtown 2042, Saturday 10th November, '07

Newtown Festival, poetry reading

1:08pm Fri. November 9th

I'm doing a poetry reading in the Writers' Tent, run by Better Read than Dead, at Newtown Festival, Sunday 11th November, '07

A mountain holiday
or getting away from it all

I asked my kids
to turn down their pop/rock music
so I could listen
to the sound of the mountains.

"You can't hear the mountains.
You're mad mum," they said, as they
turned their music
up louder and louder.

I can hear them I said to myself as
I walked towards the mountains
breathing easily to the subtle rhythm of
rocks and scrub humming
slightly out of tune.


Photo by Russ Hermann

About Colleen

Colleen Z  Burke, award winning poet and author, has had numerous books published including ten poetry books.  She has also published a biography of Australian poet Marie E.J. Pitt, Doherty's Corner and is co-editor of The Turning Wave - Poems and Songs of Irish Australia.   More