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AVANT GAGA #67: TT.O., Brooks, Fox, Mayne, Rangi, Solak, Wong

April 30 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 pm

For the next Poetry Night at Sappho, the months of April and May will be combined into one event on the last Tuesday of April, AVANT GAGA #67, featuring guest poets, many from interstate: TT.O. (PiO), plus some of the winners and shortlisted poets from the recent Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize—Andrew Brooks, Chloe Mayne, William Fox, Panda Wong, Anita Solak and Daley Rangi.
There will also be an open mic section after the guest poets, which will be slightly refined for the 10 readers to ONE minute each (one short poem each), because it’s a big, busy event! Sign up for open mic happens on the night, at the venue, from around 6:30pm (though get in early). Drinks and tapas are available at the bar, and entry is FREE.
TT.O. (PiO) is a minor famous poet who is going to win the Nobel Prize for literature. His books include the new & selected poems Big Numbers, Fitzroy — the Biography, Heide (which won the Judith Wright Calanthe Award in 2020, and shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Award) and his latest The Tour. Currently edits the poetry magazine Unusual Work.
ANDREW BROOKS lives on unceded Wangal land where he is a lecturer in Media and Culture at UNSW, one half of the critical art collective Snack Syndicate (along with Astrid Lorange), a co-organiser of the Infrastructural Inequalities research network and a member of the publishing collective Rosa Press.
CHLOE MAYNE is a pakana poet whose work twines threads of motherhood, decoloniality and ecology. She is currently writing a creative doctorate at the University of the Sunshine Coast, while living in an old beach shack near her hometown of nipaluna/Hobart.
WILLIAM FOX is from Naarm / Melbourne. His work has appeared previously in places like Meanjin, Island, Overland, Cordite, and the Best Australian Poems series of books. His debut collection, Apollo Bay, was released by Rabbit in 2023. He holds a PhD in Literary Studies from Melbourne University, and works in law.
PANDA WONG is a poet living on unceded Wurundjeri land. With a focus on friendship, her practice circles around the void. She has published one chapbook, angel wings dumpster fire (2022) and salmon cannon me into the abyss, a collaborative poetry EP. She also co-edited Best of Australian Poems 2023.
ANITA SOLAK is a poet and editor living on unceded Wurundjeri land. She plays with electronic-literature and the failures of language. Her writing can be found in Australian Multilingual Writing Project, Cordite, Going Down Swinging, Runway Journal and The Suburban Review, among others. She was a 2023 Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow, shortlisted for the 2023 Judith Wright Poetry Prize, and is part of the School for Poetic Computation’s Spring 2024 cohort.
DALEY RANGI is a shapeshifter, a Te Ātiawa Māori artist at large. Joyfully unpredictable, they generate anti-disciplinary works investigating injustice and speaking truth to power. They have published a collection of poetry and hauntings, titled Burnt Tongue.
IMAGE: Sidney Nolan, [detail] Ned Kelly: ‘Nobody knows anything about my case but myself’, ripolin enamel on cardboard, 1945. Sidney Nolan Trust, Heidi Museum.


April 30
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar
(02) 9552 4498
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Sappho Books, Cafe & Bar
51 Glebe Point Rd
Glebe, New South Wales 2037 Australia
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(02) 9552 4498
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