Walking Underwater single work   poetry   "There is this quietness that hangs over North America."
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Kim Stafford.
  • Author's note: The Columbia River is known by many names to the people who live along it. To the Chinook of its lower reaches, it is known as 'Wimahi'; the Kwak'wala-speaking peoples of the river's middle reaches call the river 'Nch'i-Wana'. Both 'Wimahi' and 'Nch'i-Wana' mean 'the big water' or 'the big river'.
  • The 2011 Montreal International Poetry Prize was judged by former UK Poet Laureate Andrew Motion. In selecting 'Walking Underwater' as the winning entry, Motion said: 'This is a bold, big-thinking poem, in which ancient themes (especially the theme of our human relationship with landscape) are re-cast and re-kindled'. (Quoted on the MIPP website, http://montrealprize.com/)

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First known date: 2011
Link: Web resource Sighted: 17/12/2011

Works about this Work

Poet Claims Major International Prize Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Blue Mountains Gazette , 4 January 2012; (p. 15)
Poet Walks Away with Major International Prize Susan Wyndam , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 December 2011; (p. 10)
Australian Poet Wins $50,000 Prize 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 December 2011; (p. 4)
Poet Walks Away with Major International Prize Susan Wyndam , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19 December 2011; (p. 10)
Australian Poet Wins $50,000 Prize 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 December 2011; (p. 4)
Poet Claims Major International Prize Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Blue Mountains Gazette , 4 January 2012; (p. 15)
Last amended 24 Apr 2012 15:42:26
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    United States of America (USA),
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    Americas,
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