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Max Merckenschlager Max Merckenschlager i(A27700 works by) (a.k.a. The Pomberuk Poet; Max Merkenschlager)
Born: Established: 1942 Dubbo, Dubbo area, Wellington - Dubbo - Narromine area, Central West NSW, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Merckenschlager taught poetry to children in the Yemen in 1989/90, and is an active conservationist whose work harvesting native seeds for regeneration and wetlands restoration has earned grants. He has won many awards and commendations at festivals for his bush poetry, which is inspired by Australian history and the natural environment. Many of his works are available on bush poetry websites.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2018 commended The Betty Olle Poetry Award

for 'Digging O'Hara Burke'.

2018 winner The Betty Olle Poetry Award

for 'Making Murrundi'.

2017 highly commended The Betty Olle Poetry Award

for 'Thunderbolt' and 'Made in Australia'.

Awards for Works

An Outback State of Mind "The outback of Australia is our unofficial state", Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 , 2017 single work poetry
2016 inaugural joint winner The Betty Olle Poetry Award
Award Winning Bush & Verse Stories 2012 2012 anthology poetry short story

'AWBV is the first nationally distributed anthology wholly dedicated to competition winners taking inspiration from the Australian bush and way of life. Bush writing is a quintessentially Australian genre, and many of our literary greats, including Banjo Paterson and Henry Lawson, are considered masters of the form.' (Publisher's blurb)

2012 winner Australian Bush Laureate Awards Collected Verse Book of the Year
Mulling over Mafeking "The sedges and the bracken ferns are marching up the hill;", Award Winning Australian Writing 2009 , 2009 single work poetry
2008 winner Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Awards Award for Verse
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