One of the cool things about being a writer and having a blog is being able to meet and network with other writers. One of the fun ways to do this is through guest blogging. Next month will be "Aussie August," featuring some poetry and wisdom from the land Down Under with one of my new-found friends, Michael Fitzgerald-Clarke. In addition, one lucky commenter will win a copy of "Souls Raised from the Dead" by my former creative writing professor, the incredible Doris Betts.
Long story short--Michael is a poet who has several publication credits and accolades to his name. I'll publish a longer bio as the month approaches, along with some way cool links to his blog and his publications.
For this week, I would like to invite questions from commenters on any and all things Australian, as well as any questions concerning poetry---technique, publication, etc.
And yes, his accent is wonderful. I wish I had more technical expertise to get a "live" reading from him, but maybe in the future.
Michael will delve into such topics as:
-- What is a budgie smuggler ? (and yes, we have them in the States, we just call them something different)
-- Koalas, koalas, koalas
--Why he's collecting everyone's five favorite and least favorite words...and how you can help him out...
So much, much more to come. I hope you'll join me for Aussie August.