J.R.McRae - Poet , Story Writer & Artist/Photographer
- Has edited a series on poetry for education "Poetry Action for Classroom and Stage";
- was flagship in schools work-shopper/performer for QPF in 2007 & 2008; has given numerous performances/readings;
- AWARD winner, including -
- Major award , Premiers Poetry Award and Open Award, presented by Joh Bjelke Peterson and Bruce Dawe;
- Einbunpin Haiku and Open Poetry Award, presented by Martin Duval;
- C.J. Dennis Award, place.
- Published in journals, e.g. Quadrant, poetry editor Les Murray,
For bookings, contact
Creative Net, my speakers agent:
J.R. will help enthuse your students with the wonder of words giving you keys to bring literature, poetry and creative writing to life!
Available to do school visits, readings, performances, take workshops, career development seminars and mentoring.
YA Novels coming ---
"Quadrant Book of Poetry, 2001 - 2010", edited by Les Murry, Quadrant, 2012
"Bound by the Secrets we Hide", edited by Scott Faithfull and Aunia Kahn, Kanev Books, USA
"The Mortician's Art" in "The Spirit of Poe" edited by WJ Rosser, Literary Landmark Press, USA
Long and Winding Road, edited by Marlow Weaver [release TBA],
Static Poetry I, II, III, IV, and Pot Luck edited by Chris Batholomew, Static Movement, [USA]
Recent Australian Poetry, Square Poets, Patchwork of Poetry, Oh Mother I'm Rooted, Dogs of Our Lives, etc.
"Assent" coming in "Trust and Treachery" edited by Meriah Crawford and Day Al-Mohamed
"The Crypt" in "The Spirit of Poe" edited by WJ Rosser, Literary Landmark Press
"Girl's Story" in "A Tribute to the Stars" edited by Chris Bartholomew
"Her Ladyship Awaits..." in "100 Stories for Queensland", edited by Jodi Cleghorn et al;
"Winged" in Wired Ruby, March, issue 4;
"Soup" in Rose and Thorn [USA], Spring issue; "Soup" has also been anthologized in Pot Luck, Pill Hill Press;
"A House Divided" is in The Australian Literature Review Anthology, "Basics of Life";
"View of Fujiyama" in "Stories for Sendai", Japan fundraiser anthology, release 30.06.11. Includes stories of survivors. Published in the US in "Pot Luck", edited by Chris Bartholomew.
"The Spirit of Poe" edited by Walter Jeremiah Rosser, Literary Landmark Press, USA
Published stories can also be read on Pixel Hose , including "The Stray",under J.R.Poulter.
in "Musings: A Mosaic" edited by Dr. Madhumita Ghosh and Yaseen Anwer
Illustrations for "Walls" by Aprilia Zank and "Wild Bloom" by Dolly Singh
Vine Leaves - cover issue 2 - "Before Winter"
Vine Leaves - issue 1 page 18 "Curiouser and Curiouser" and page 25 "Gasp"
Cover of Ripples, March 2011 [third Poster Poem cover ]; Poster poem regularly published in Micropress Yates/The Mozzie and Dream Chaser [USA]. Visual interpretations of my verse using artwork and photography, e.g. Night Walk [banner to this blog].
Feedback welcome via blog on this site.
ONLINE LINKS - ABC Pool
A Country Gent
"Basics of Life", The Australian Literature Review, anthology,
"A House Divided" in "Basics of Life" an Australian Literature Review Anthology, edited by Steve Rossiter, 2011
Features stories by Sophie Masson, George Ivanoff and others.
The daycare children are all gone,
The post-work joggers run
Half naked keeping pace
With remnants of the peak hour traffic crawl.
The lights are not yet lit
And shoppers, in the main, have left
To make way for the theatre, clubbing set.
It is not nightfall yet -
Other creatures have not woken,
The half-light holds them check -
Night birds don their fancy plumage –
uncovering with care,
Rats prepare to surge and scavenge,
First pickings to the quick,
Vermin creep from crannies and crawl away
With all that’s left
The post care children sleep.
[Group 7, online journal, March 2011, editors JOHN BIRMINGHAM, LARRY BUTTROSE, ADAIR JONES, BILLY MARSHALL STONEKING AND MARK MORDUE - http://groupmag.blogspot.com/2011/03/group-7.html ]