I will walk into town with my alms bowl. The windBeveridge, who has published eight books of poetry (6 full and 2 chapbooks), is a judge in this year’s Newcastle Poetry Prize, and will be in conversation with Les Murray at the Sydney Writer’s Festival. She has won most major poetry prizes for her work, including the Christopher Brennan Award for lifetime achievement in poetry. She’s also the poetry editor of Meanjin - a very significant literary magazine that will be celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. I’ll be writing a full review of Devadatta’s Poems shortly, but in the meantime, you can read more samples of Beveridge’s exquisite poetry here: http://www.judithbeveridge.com/books-and-sample-poems/
seems to chant: food, fodder fibre, flowers, fuel.As I walk, there’s the tang of caraway, the grassy
scent of sorrel, the subtle sweetness of thyme.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Poetry Monday: Judith Beveridge
http://www.judithbeveridge.com/books-and-sample-poems/2-devadattas-poems-2014. Here’s a tiny except from “New Day”, which really picks up the character of Beveridge’s Devadatta: