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Saturday, 31 October 2009

The Ghost Poetry Project


Had a wonderful surprise a couple of weeks back, when a friend posted me a copy of The Ghost Poetry Project by Nathan Curnow. I didn't know it was on its way - just opened the padded bag and ... Hey presto!

Happy day. (Thanks, JL. You're a gem.)


It's an intriguing idea for an anthology of poems, built from Nathan Curnow's decision to spend ten nights in ten of Australia's (reputedly) most haunted locations. From sleeping in the back of Elvira the haunted hearse to a night at the notorious Port Arthur penal settlement.

And the writing is stunning too. Superb poetry.

Won't say much more at the moment because I'm going to interview Nathan for The View From Here very soon, except that The Ghost Poetry Project is available from a number of Australian booksellers and directly from the publisher, Puncher & Wattmann.

4 comments:

SWUBIRD said...

That sounds like a really cool idea. Original.

Happy trails

gary davison said...

I'll look forward to the interview, Paul. Especially with me heading for a foundation course in Lit, I might have half an idea what's going on :)

Joe Logan said...

My pleasure Paulie, x
Loved the book, especially reading it all through at once to really get a feel for the stories and the journey. Nathan's a genius.

Paul said...

Sorry, folks, but messages don't seem to have been coming through. Got here at last though.