Topic archives: Anne Michaels

Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part five: words like triangles (a further experiment in the confessional)

August 25, 2009 8

This post is a creative, experimental mash-up of personal experience plus one of the poems Bernhard Schlink read on Sunday 23 August in RMIT Capitol Theatre, in a session called ‘Pleasure and Pain: Poetry and the Body’ at Melbourne Writers Festival. The poem is called ‘Ballad of the Outer Life’ or ‘Ballade des auBeren Lebens’, and is by […]

Melbourne Writers Festival 2009 diary part two: Grenville, Michaels and the ‘engine of curiosity’

August 22, 2009

Stories everywhere: The guy in the ACMI cafe shares my love of David Bowie, and they make a mean ham toastie. The title of the session Oranges are the Only Fruit alludes the the Orange Prize, which guests Anne Michaels and Kate Grenville have both won. Peter Clarke was a generous and intelligent chair, steering […]