Allsorts wins Caleb Prize
Andrew has won the Caleb Prize for Poetry for the second year in a row.
He has been awarded the 2012 Prize for his book, Allsorts: Poetry Tricks and Treats.
Andrew was joint winner of the Caleb Prize for Poetry in 2011 for his book, Far from Home.
In her review of Allsorts on behalf of the Caleb Prize organisers, Omega Writers, Dale Harcombe states:
This book is aptly named as it contains all sorts of sweet delights. If you are a teacher feeling a bit lost about teaching poetry in class, or just someone who wants to learn more about the craft of poetry, you will find this book an invaluable tool.
Not only is Andrew Lansdown one of Australia’s best imagist poets, but included in the book are some personal observations about poetry, the best way to write a limerick, where ideas come from and ideas for writing poems as well as outlining different ways of writing e.g. quatrain, haiku, rhymed poem, sonnet or tanka.
Andrew explains techniques such as assonant rhyme, couplets, and alternating rhyme … [CLICK HERE TO READ ON]