Flood Editions

Net Needle by Robert Adamson

In new titles, readings on January 19, 2015 at 7:35 pm

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Net Needle by Robert Adamson

ISBN 978-0-9903407-1-3 $15.95

In The Times Literary Supplement, David Wheatley calls Adamson “one of the finest Australian poets at work today.”

Net Needle brings together the presiding influences of his life, early and late. He casts an affectionate eye on the Hawkesbury fishermen who “stitched their lives into my days,” childhood escapades, lost literary comrades, the light and tides of the river, and the ambiance of his youth. Throughout, he is characteristically attuned to the natural world, sketching encounters both intimate and strange. These are poems of clear-eyed vision and mastery, borne of long experience, alert and at ease. As Michael Palmer observes, “Eye and ear, none better.”

Born in 1943, Adamson lives with his partner, photographer Juno Gemes, on the Hawkesbury River to the north of Sydney in Australia. Over the past five decades he has produced twenty books of poetry. He has been awarded the Christopher Brennan Prize for lifetime achievement, the Patrick White Award, and The Age Book of the Year Award for (Flood Editions, 2006). He currently holds the Chair in Poetry at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Portrait Session at Toroga Zoo

[photograph by Juno Gemes]

Born in 1943, Adamson lives with his partner, photographer Juno Gemes, on the Hawkesbury River to the north of Sydney in Australia. Over the past five decades he has produced twenty books of poetry. He has been awarded the Christopher Brennan Prize for lifetime achievement, the Patrick White Award, and The Age Book of the Year Award for The Goldfinches of Baghdad (Flood Editions, 2006). He currently holds the Chair in Poetry at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Spring Readings in the U.S.

March 5 at 4:30: San Francisco State University, San Francisco

March 6 at 7 pm: The Unitarian Center, San Francisco (with Joanne Kyger)

March 12 at 7 PM: The Poetry Foundation, Chicago

March 14 at 7 pm: Woodland Pattern, Milwaukee (with Brita Bergland)

March 17 at 4 pm: Saint Louis University, St. Louis

March 20 at 7 pm: Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts, St. Louis (with German poet Anja Utler, trans. Kurt Beals)

March 23 at 12:30 pm: Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center, Bonne Terre, Missouri

March 24 at 4 pm: craft talk at Saint Louis University, St. Louis

April 2 at 4:30 pm: New Writing Series, University of Maine, Orono

April 9 at 4:30 pm: Princeton University (with Devin Johnston)

In addition, Juno Gemes will be giving the following presentations 

March 26 at 4 pm: Kristen Peterson Lecture, Pius Library, Saint Louis University, St. Louis

April 2 at 12:30 pm: a talk for Marxist and Socialist Studies, University of Maine, Orono

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