Red Duck (2016)
Poems & Collages by Australian Poet/Artist, Pete Spence, Photo of Poet by Kat Blackwell, Cover by Monica Claire Antonie. Dedicated to The New London School of Poets 30 pages, 5.5 x 8.5 Printed at Chester Printing, Middletown, NY in a run of 300 copies.
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Pete Spence’s Red Duck spins great lines in a floating world. For a long time, Spence has been Australia’s best kept secret. This book rubs it in more. He picks up the conversational approach to the new tiresome century. -- Tom Weigel
Pete Spence sketches his poems with perfect words and an honest vision of daily occurrences. His experiments with language are a gift to us, his readers. -- Jake St. John
A Book Party was held on October 15th, 2016 at The Green Onion, Chester, NY - In Collaboration with Accent Editions and 100 Thousand Poets for Change with readings by: Pete Spence, Tom Weigel, Harris Schiff, Lila Dlaboha, Annabel Lee, Jake St. John and others.
Pete Spence Australian poet/artist, Pete Spence lives in Kyneton, Victoria. Known globally since the 1970s for his poetry and mail art in the FLUXUS mode, Pete continues to abundantly produce postcard collages and poems on an almost daily basis. In 1984 he began Post Neo Publications that produced a handful of good books of both Australian and American poets including Hannah Weiner. His first published book was FIVE Poems (Nosukomo 1986). Through 1989 to 1996 he made a number of films, some screened internationally in Germany and Switzerland along with festivals in Australia, with 2011 screenings in UK and Melbourne. Pete Spence’s chapbook, Excurses follows closely on the heels of his excellent book-length collection Perrier Fever (Grand Parade Poets, 2011). At the beginning of the 21st Century Pete was the editor of POLARTIS magazine, followed by ETZ magazine and most recently OZ BURP.
Kat Blackwell - Back Cover Photo of Pete Spence. Kat is a Photographer and WebDesigner who lives in New South Wales and is owner of Kat Blackwell Photography.