Puncher & Wattmann
Nathan Curnow lives in Ballarat, and writes poetry, plays and short fiction. His work features in Best Australian Poems 2008 and 2010 (Black Inc) and has won a number of awards including the Josephine Ulrick Poetry Prize. His book The Ghost Poetry Project (Puncher and Wattmann) was named by Cate Kennedy as a ‘best read’ of 2009 and his most recent collection, RADAR (Walleah Press), is a joint collection with poet Kevin Brophy. He is a past editor of Going Down Swinging and has recently been described by Martin Duwell as ‘a sort of poetic equivalent of Louis Theroux.’ As a spoken word performer he has featured at many festivals across the country and been heard widely on ABC, Triple J and Radio NZ.
The Ghost Poetry Project: Back Cover blurb:
Ten nights. Ten haunted locations. One terrifying adventure across Australia. From a gaol cell to a lunatic asylum to a night in a haunted hearse, The Ghost Poetry Project is one poet’s attempt to find a language of guts and daring. A unique exploration of fear, courage, and the power of mystery and myth.
- An text based interview with Paul Burman about The Ghost Poetry Project
- Film and audio interview about Nathan's poem 'The Dead'
- Audio interview on ABC’s Book Show with Sarah L’Estrange:
- Audio interview on ABC Ballarat with Dominic Brine
- Audio of Nathan reading the poem EVP at qaartsiluni
- Review of The Ghost Poetry Project on the 'Reeling and Writhing' Blog, September 2009
- …that go bump in the night, review on James FW Robert's blog
General information about Nathan's writing
- An interview with Alec Patric at Verity La
- A short 3 min film by Michelle Dunn about Nathan's writing and practice
- Nathan Curnow's website
Puncher and Wattmann titles by Nathan CurnowThe Ghost Poetry Project
- on other websites:
Nathan Curnow’s Ghost Poetry Project review - from the ‘Reeling and Writhing’ Blog, September 2009
Nathan Curnow …that go bump in the night: review on James FW Robert’s blog
- samples: Nathan Curnow, ‘Some Final Regard’
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