Sunday, 7 December 2014

Well-deserved praise for a very accomplished poet

Dr Margie Gottlieb

Greg Sheridan in "The Forum" column on Page 2 of the Review Section of this week's Weekend Australian describes a poem by our own Margie Gottlieb as a "savage lament",  "Phillip Larkin-like" in its directness. High praise, but well-deserved, for this very talented creative doctor.

The New Voices Anthology cover
features a beautiful ikebana
arrangement by Prof Dexter Dunphy
who is also one of the poets.
Margie belongs to a group of poets who have been meeting regularly for several years to share and polish their work. Two of them are members of the Creative Doctors network. Twelve of the group have contributed to a newly published anthology entitled New Voices. The collection is an eclectic mix of subject and style held together by the poets collective love of language, and especially of poetry.

The New Voices collection is available from Better Read Than Dead in Newtown (Click here for their website) or from the contributing poets. If we are very lucky Margie might contribute something soon for the blog!


Howard Gwynne said...

I've read Margie's poetry and i think its amazing - not surprising she is gaining attention. Howard

Margo Hoekstra said...

Congratulations Margie - your poetry is stunning . Well deserved