RHYMING MASTER: Monto artist Lyndon Baxter has taken his talent interstate.
RHYMING MASTER: Monto artist Lyndon Baxter has taken his talent interstate. Annie Perets

Monto poet's work gets heard interstate

MONTO bush poet Lyndon Baxter is taking over Australia with his work, one state at a time.

Already the Queensland Bush Poetry Champion, he was crowned best overall male at the Victorian Bush Poetry Championships.

"It involved three rounds - performing a traditional, contemporary and my own poem," Mr Baxter said.

"I had two firsts and a second, and that rounded up to coming first overall."

Mr Baxter's original poem was called Lords of the Dance.

"With the poems that you didn't write, you're judged on how you present them and engage with audience," he said.

"I'm more into serious poetry.

"Lords of the Dance is about troubled youth.

"I've been to a lot of poetry competitions, and this win feels really great."

Mr Baxter's trusty pal, dog Dusty, was right there by his side throughout the competition.

It was part of the Man from Snowy River Festival.


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