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In conversation with Gerard Woodward

In conversation with Gerard Woodward

"I had tried writing novels before the poetry ... My impulse was to be the sort of writer who tells stories in some way, in novel form. I somehow fell into being able to write poems that seemed to be working before I could get to grips with novel writing."

Friday poem: 'Driving to the Hospital' by Kate Clanchy

I love the tenderness of this poem; the city 'nursing its quiet'. The poem dips back into the past, describing moments weighted with hope and possibility. Time overlaps itself and the present becomes translucent for a moment, allowing a memory from the past to show through.

Kim Zupan: from rodeo to writing

Kim Zupan: from rodeo to writing

Kim Zupan has worked as a ranch hand, in a smelter, as a commercial fisherman in Alaska, on jet airplanes and now as a carpenter and carpentry teacher. He's also written a brilliant novel called The Ploughmen...

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