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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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BiographyHistory

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

2019 runner up The Bronze Swagman Award for Bush Verse for 'The Women Walkers of Hahndorf'.
2018 commended Ros Spencer Poetry Prize for 'Snow in the Park'.
2018 commended The Betty Olle Poetry Award for 'Digging O'Hara Burke'.

Awards for Works

Song of the Water-Lilies i "Come Bridget, we’re charged by our doting Papa to dash on an errand as swift as the breeze", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ipswich Poetry Feast 2019;
2019 highly commended Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry
Mallee Farmer i "Another month of gripping drought and harvest hopes are dim", 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: Ipswich Poetry Feast 2019;
2019 highly commended Ipswich Poetry Feast Awards Metro Hotel Ipswich International Award – Open Age Bush Poetry
An Outback State of Mind i "The outback of Australia is our unofficial state", 2017 single work poetry
— Appears in: Award Winning Australian Writing 2017 2017; (p. 194-196)
2016 inaugural joint winner The Betty Olle Poetry Award
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