Love poems to a natural world

The Coffs Coast Advocate

AUTHOR Brian Hawkins will launch his new book, Darkwood Poems, at the Bella Bookafé in Bellingen's Church Street, Bellingen, tomorrow at 11am.

“It should be a joyful occasion,” Brian said.

“There will be entertainment, maybe a bit of music, Marti Guy's wonderful vegetarian food, and poetry.”

The book, published by local press Topknot Books, takes its name from Darkwood Road, where Brian was living when he wrote most of the poems.

“Darkwood Poems is a sort of love letter to the natural world,” he said. “The poems chronicle the events of a year, starting in late February with a big flood, and focus on what's happening in the bush, what's going on with the birds and the river and the trees. There's the odd purely lyrical piece, too.”

Environment groups walk away from NSW forestry negotiations

LOGGING LOGGERHEAD: Peace between environment groups and the NSW Government is threatened.

Agreements between government and environmentalists threatened

Regions declared big winners in SCU funding deal

ALL SMILES: Professor Shoemaker is thrilled by the deal struck with the Federal Government.

Funding deal puts Allied Health campus in Coffs back on track

Swimmer missing at Valla while others rescued along Coast

An IRB is searching the waters at Valla Beach for a missing swimmer.

Search for missing man caught in Valla rip will start again at 6am.

Local Partners

Cost of having children soaring sky high

PARENTS-TO-BE have been warned that it’s now more expensive than ever to bring a child into the world, and competition among parents is driving up the price.

These are the sex capitals of Australia

Sex is in demand.

Data reveals surprise Australian suburbs where people want sex the most

Aussie couple road tests hotels by having sex in them

Justin and Jess have revealed their steamy hotel experiences.

They won a comp to share stories of getting lucky in hotel rooms

‘I have slept with 100 people’

The documentary is one person’s quest to track down their 100 past sexual encounters

Documentary counts down one person’s full list of sexual encounters

Pregnant Erin Molan hospitalised

Erin Molan has been announced as the new host of the Footy Show. Picture: Jonathan Ng

She collapsed, hitting her head on the ground

Botched jump led to years of hell

Hilary Judith nearly died in a skydiving accident. But that was only the start of the trauma.

Her body was reliving the accident, over and over again