Hassan Al Nawwab was born in Iraq in 1960 and came to Australia in 2003 with his wife and children. He is a poet and journalist who has published three volumes of poetry and two plays in Arabic, and has received numerous awards for his poems.
Vociferate | 詠 is Western Australian writer Emily Sun’s debut poetry collection. Alice Pung has described the book as ‘polemical, personal and political’ – in it, Emily meditates upon a range of issues that have shaped her world. Emily was born in British colonial Hong Kong to stateless diasporic-Chinese parents, who are descendants of Chinese sojourners to South-East Asian countries. Emily moved to England at age three before immigrating to Perth with her family.
Bron Bateman says she makes sense of the world through writing. She is an observer of her own life, absorbing every experience with all senses so she can articulate it in poetry. She’s also the ideal interviewee. She wants to answer every question put to her, no matter how difficult, because, she says, it’s only by doing this that we can truly reach each other as writers and as humans. In this podcast, we talk to Bron about her writing process in relation to her new poetry collection, Of Memory and Furniture.
The poems of writer and environmental activist Nandi Chinna tease out and explore her own experiences of change, in her body and in the plants, animals and ecosystems around her. In The Future Keepers, Chinna invites us to consider our role as custodians of a precious planet – and how what we value, how we act, and what we choose to remember, will all have an impact on what is to come.
From the death of old-growth trees at Beeliar Wetlands to securing the seeds of potential trees at Kings Park, her work holds both anticipatory grief and hope for the future. In this episode of the Fremantle Press Podcast, Nandi speaks to Holden Sheppard about her very special brand of peripatetic creativity, which has led to her latest poetry collection, The Future Keepers.
In this episode of the Fremantle Press podcast, poet Caitlin Maling chats to Holden Sheppard about her new collection, Fish Song, which celebrates the beautiful coastline of Western Australia and the people and creatures that live on it.
Fremantle Press congratulates poet Caitlin Maling on receiving a 2017 Marten Bequest scholarship. Caitlin has been awarded $50,000 to further her eco-critical practice through residencies and research in Australia and in Italy.
Dennis Haskell’s poetry collection Ahead of Us has been longlisted for the ALS Gold Medal. The ALS Gold Medal is awarded annually by the Association for the Study of Australian Literature for an outstanding literary work in the preceding calendar year. Haskell said it was a bit unusual for a poetry book to get listed.