Kardoorair Press


Kardoorair Press was established in 1979, primarily as an outlet for poets based on the Northern Tablelands, New England Region of New South Wales or writers with an affiliation with the region. The Press was to be the publishing arm of the already established (1975) Kardoorair Poetry Society: set up by a group of far flung external students of literature at the University of New England. For the first few years the Society maintained contact through a roneoed newsletter. By 1979 founding member, Anthony Bennett, had a regular community radio show and ran a monthly series of readings at the Wicklow Hotel in Armidale. In 2000 Kardoorair was formalised as a trust with Anthony Bennett, Stephen Reading, Anne Gilbert and Tom Maxwell as directors.

Kardoorair's first publication, Loose Federation, was released in January 1980 and featured the work of Michael Sharkey and Julian Croft. Croft subsequently was a Commonwealth Poetry Prize winner and Sharkey a much published poet and respected literary critic. Kardoorair now has over 60 publications.


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