Puncher & Wattmann
Les Wicks (born 15 June 1955) is an Australian poet, publisher and editor. He has a long list of achievements in writing, publishing and broadcasting. In the late 1970s, set up Meuse publications (with Bill Farrow) which was a high-water mark in Australian poetry publishing with its cutting edge mix of text and graphics. Les helped set up the Poets Union in NSW and has published eleven books of poetry.
Les has been a guest at most of Australia's literary festivals, toured widely and been published in over 300 different newspapers, anthologies and magazines across eighteen countries in ten languages. During September/October 2006, Les a guest of the Festival International de la Poesie in Quebec, Canada. In 2011 he was the 1st Australian guest at the International Literary Festival, Lviv, Ukraine. 2013 saw him as a guest at the International Poetry Festival of Medellin.
Puncher and Wattmann titles by Les WicksSea of Heartbeak (Unexpected Resilience)
- reviews: Les Wicks, ‘Sea of Heartbeak (Unexpected Resilience)’ in Southerly
- reviews: Les Wicks, ‘Sea of Heartbeak’ in Mascara Literary Review
- on other websites:
Launch speech by Rae Desmond Jones for Sea of Heartbeak (Unexpected Resilience) at the Friend in Hand Hotel Glebe on 22nd June this year.
- samples: Les Wicks, ‘Aeolus at the Mulga’
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