Using the Fine Poets Website

Ordering CDs - ditch the website!
Find the words to poems
What do these old fashioned words mean?
A good party trick
Be an interesting person
Be a Friend of Fine Poets


Ordering CDs - ditch the website!

First of all, you don’t have to use the website to order CDs.  If you find all the website palaver a nuisance, just ring us on 02 9665 6135 or write us an email glenys@finepoets.com or just send us a letter, to PO Box 2125, Clovelly 2031 NSW.  We’ll write back the same day.  It’s a promise.

 

Find the words to poems

All the words to the poems that feature on our CDs can be found on the website.  Here’s where:
Go to  For Teachers

What do these old fashioned words mean?  

Trying to explain to the grandkids what 'bonzer' means, or what a ‘ding dong go’ is?  Use the Fine Poets website!  To look up the meaning of words that you’re not sure about, go to the For Teachers page which has C.J. Dennis poems.  Or for the meaning of words in some of the poems of Henry Lawson click here.

A good party trick

Want to stun and amaze your friends?  Download a Jack Thompson ringtone to your iPhone (If you haven’t got an iPhone, well, you haven’t got an iPhone…) and next time your mobile rings, it’ll be Jack Thompson calling, instead of a boring old ring, like everybody else has.  We think the best one is The Man From Ironbark.  It’s very handy to have a distinctive ringtone, especially if you are involved in group activities frequently.

Here’s how to do it:

If you have an Apple iPhone, go to the iTunes store on your iPhone, (not your computer, use the iTunes store that is on your phone), hit the Search button and put Jack Thompson into the Search box at the top, then scroll down to the Ringtones section, and bingo, there they are. You can select from The Man From Snowy River, Clancy of the Overflow or The Man From Ironbark. Click See All Ringtones if you can't see them all at once. The Man From Ironbark is our favourite. It works really well. Downloading ringtones on the iPhone is easy, but when in doubt ASK A TEENAGER!

Be an interesting person

It’s good to know stuff.  And if you like classic poetry, the Fine Poets website is the place to go to to increase your knowledge.  Have a look at our Did You Know section and learn fascinating things about the life and times of the classic Australian writers.  For example did you know that: Henry Lawson’s mum, Louisa, was one of NSW’s leading suffragettes, ran her own business and was a bit of a radical, or that The film of The Sentimental Bloke, produced and directed by Raymond Longford, released in 1919, broke all box office records of the time and had people queuing for blocks waiting to see it. You can see this film today at the National Film & Sound Archive in Canberra.

Be a Friend of Fine Poets

Is there something we haven’t recorded that you would like us to record?  Tell us and we’ll see if we can.  If we do, you’ll get the first, autographed CD free of charge.  Thank you!

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