THIS MONTH'S POETIC DELICACIES...
born in South Africa, has published books of poems in Australia, the UK, Portugal and Austria, as well as smaller volumes elsewhere. Among his recent books are Southern Barbarians and Unbelievers, or 'The Moor' (both Giramondo), and the selections The West: Australian Poems 1989-2009 and Emptiness: Asian Poems 1998-2012 (both Fremantle Press). Earlier this year he completed The Quiet Slave: a history in eight episodes, an exhibition project on the origins of the Malays of the Cocos-Keeling Islands which was documented with a novella published in English and Malay translation. He lives in WA.
is the author of Fire Season (Giramondo, 2009), awarded the Western Australian Premier’s Award for Poetry in 2009, and Ephemeral Waters (Giramondo, 2013), shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s award in 2014. She was the inaugural Sydney City Poet and teaches at the University of Western Sydney. http://cordite.org.au/reviews/hart-middleton/
KIM CHENG BOEY
moved to Sydney from Singapore in 1997. He has published 5 collections of poetry, most recently Clear Brightness (Puncher & Wattmann 2012), and a book of personal essays called Between Stations (Giramondo 2009). He teaches Creative Writing at the University of Newcastle. http://cordite.org.au/reviews/middleton-cheng-boey/
has a Bachelor of Performance Studies from Theatre Nepean – University of Western Sydney, and a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Sydney. Her poetry has been published in journals and anthologies including Meanjin, Southerly, Mascara, Cordite, the 2013 Jean Cecily Drake Brockman Poetry Prize, Long Glances, and The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry. In 2012 Dimitra won the Australian Society of Authors Ray Koppe Young Writers Residency. http://cordite.org.au/tags/dimitra-harvey/
The open mic section is open to anyone to read a poem for up to 2 minutes each, maximum. 10 readers will read. Sign up from 6:30pm at the venue.