About Beth Spencer

Beth Spencer writes poetry, fiction and essays. How to Conceive of a Girl was runner up for the Steele Rudd award. Her book of poetry, Things in a Glass Box, was published as a part of the SCARP/Five Islands New Poets series, and selections were broadcast as a feature on Radio National’s Poetica. Visit her web site website.

Poet Beth Spencer’s Words Regarding Writing “The Shipwreck Coast”

Last week, we posted Australian Writing It Real member Beth Spencer’s winning narrative poem “The Shipwreck Coast.” This week we are posting an essay she has written for Writing It Real members about what spurred her on in writing this personal poem and what writing it helped her re-learn as a writer. As you read, … Continue reading

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Beth Spencer’s Third Place Winning Poem “The Shipwreck Coast”

In choosing Beth Spencer’s poem, “The Shipwreck Coast,” as the fall/winter Writing It Real contest third place winner, guest judge Molly Tinsley wrote: “Yes, poetry is memoir–at least in the case of this intriguing narrative poem. I loved the resolutely unpoetic, sardonic voice.  Again, the emotional control over deeply painful material impressed me. We have all … Continue reading

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