Manfred the Poet


Some Helpful Links


Australian Bush Poets Association Inc. (ABPA)
The membership of the Australian Bush Poets Association comprises of writers, performers and individuals who are interested in bush poetry. If you are interested in Australian bush poetry either traditional or modern, then membership to the ABPA is for you.

The objectives of the Australian Bush Poets Association is to foster and encourage the growth of Bush Poetry in Australia. Australian Bush Poetry is poetry having good rhyme and metre, written about Australia, Australians and/or the Australian way of life.

The Australian Bush Poetry, Verse & Music Site Pages are dedicated to the promotion of Australian Bush Poetry, Verse and Australian Music.

Submissions of Bush Verse, Bush Poetry and Bush Music are welcome from visitors to the site. You may post to our Forum, or contact the webmaster, Ric Raftis. We are happy to carry information from contributors to these pages regarding where books and tapes can be purchased. If you are a bush poet with a page, we would love to hear from you so we can do a link to your page.


Modern Australian poetry
Modern Australian poetry seeks to tell Australian stories and truths with a poetic significance so that 'they sear into the soul and can never be untold' (Dorothy Porter). The aim for lucidity is also central.


Online Etymology Dictionary
This is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.


Type in a word to find its rhymes, synonyms, definitions, and more.

The Apostrophe Protection Society
was started in 2001 by John Richards, now its Chairman, with the specific aim of preserving the correct use of this currently much abused punctuation mark in all forms of text written in the English language.


Poetry Scams
Learn about publication scams: how they work, how to spot them, and how you can bring them down. Features the scam.