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Sorcerers and Soothsayers

Friendly Street Poets 35

John Pfitzner, Tracey Korsten

Sorcerers and Soothsayers
Poets are the sorcerers and soothsayers of today. With their creative and skilful use of words they weave their magic, cast their spells and re-enchant our world. With their insight they alert us to portents, sharpen our awareness of what makes us human and envision for us a hopeful future.

Here, in this 35th Friendly Street Poets anthology, are poems to entrance and enliven, enthral and enrich.

John Pfitzner received a commendation in the Max Harris Poetry Award 2008 and was joint runner-up in the 2009 Studio Prize. His poems have been published in Studio and in three anthologies including Dodecahedron (Poets Union Anthology 2010). In 2010 he co-edited Season of a New Heart (Poets Corner Anthology). By profession he has been a minister of religion and a publishing house editor. He lived for fifteen years in an Aboriginal community in Central Australia where he learnt an Aboriginal language. In his younger days he was an Aussie Rules player and marathon runner. Interests include human rights issues, reading, films, music and spirituality. He is married to Diana and they have three children and three grandchildren.

Tracey Korsten has been short-listed for the HQ/Varuna Short Story Competition, has worked on the publications Through the Opera Glass and Movers and Shakers and has been published in the Friendly Street anthology for 2009. She is a public speaker, marriage celebrant, actor and director and is currently working on a screenplay, a book and a poetry anthology. In the past she has been a lawyer and a teacher. She lives in Adelaide with her two children.

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Category Literature - Poetry
Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781862549623
Extent 128 pages
Price: AU$22.95 including GST
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