In the soft light of dawn

Last night at a ceremony in Darwin, my poem suite, ‘In the soft light of dawn’, was awarded the NT Writers Centre Poetry Award in the NT Literary Awards. This is second time I have won this award, having won in 2012 with a sonnet ‘kwatye scours the sand’.

‘In the soft light of dawn’ is a widescreen multi-layered and multi-textured suite comprising four distinct sections: free verse, couplets (in the style of TGH Strehlow in Songs of Central Australia), haiku, and sonnet. The poem directly references the painting ‘Anthropology: being themselves’ by Alice Springs artist Rod Moss.