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Longer poetry of place will often germinate from a positive sense of personal connection.

It can sprout from seeds of sorrow in a location too; even grow out of reflection on a public issue.

Arising largely from Western traditions, some fine examples of poems of place created by Australian writers are notable for a range of angles and tones.         

Whether written as free verse (in a less structured style) or within a set form (such as a sonnet), lengthier poems – if chosen here – will have other strengths, of course, besides showcasing locality.

Fine writing prompted by physical settings tends to make the most of context: building atmosphere; offering connections and suggestions; bringing ideas to life; all made immediate by a sense of place.

(See Longer poems admired here &/ or Submission guidelines)

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