Tasmanian Poetry Festival

Tas poetry festival overview of events

Bright South has been supporting the Tasmanian Poetry Festival a little lately, including hosting their programme. Check it out, and more – get thee there! Read more… (click the heading to do so, and to activate links to the programme and TPF website)

Reviews News

This one is just a quick post to refer you, dear reader, to some books I’ve reviewed recently, and not that recently. How time flies… Poetry Tilting at Time by Greg Tome, Plumwood Mountain Journal, November 2020. When Poets Write Prose, a review of recent collections by Joanne Burns, Stephanie Green and Jane Williams, Cordite, 20 …

Yaffler MacSweeny reviews: Marlborough Man and Doom Creek, by Alan Carter

Two books I read recently are crime novels by a author who is from England but now lives in Tasmania, Alan Carter. Both books are crime novels both set in New Zealand, in and around Marlborough Sound in the north of the south island. They are both about the same character, a cop from northern …

Introducing Yaffler MacSweeny

Welcome to this new section of Bright South’s website, which is kicking off with two sparkling reviews by Yaffler MacSweeny. They include Kyle Perry’s The Bluffs, and Heather Rose’s Bruny, which are just the first to arrive off the chopping block. Keep an eye on Yaffler! Read on to find out more about the man.

Two new books by Jamie Kirkpatrick, and more!

Mr Caterpillar and Art by Nature, Jamie Kirkpatrick

For those who’ve lived in Tasmania, the endless campaigning to protect our unique and wonderful natural environment can all seem very serious and exhausting, yet if there is one thing all those involved in these movements will surely have in common, it’s an echo, somewhere in their memories, of Jamie Kirkpatrick’s joyous laughter. Jamie, AM, …

August news

It’s been a little while since I posted anything, but that’s because I’ve been busy! Here’s a little update on a few exciting things that have been happening recently though – The Diver is going to Venice! Reviewing – Sean Rabin’s Wood Green, and TasWriters’ Hobart Writers Festival… The Diver is going to Venice! Firstly …