"The sea is the origin of the demoniacal leanings of an entire people: the hazardous labour of ships, dependence on the stars, hereditary secrets, estrangement from women - the very image of the great turbulent plain itself makes man lose faith in God and all his attachment to his home; he is then in the hands of the Devil, in the sea of Satan's ruses." (Pierre de Lancre Tableau de l'inconstance des mauvais anges" 1612)
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This site features information relating to a number of contemporary Australian poets with links to a selection of their poetic works in full-text and/or audio form.
The site was seen as providing a showcase for poets to publish their contemporary writing as well as a useful resource for 'students, teachers and anyone with an interest in poetry writing, reading or appreciation.'