Sydney Poetry 2014
Poetry readings at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Join us on a Sunday for our regular poetry readings. Most months feature a poet from our curated program. At other times there are special open-mic readings.
Poets interested in registering for the open readings should contact:
Angela Stretch, coordinator
Program details for specific Sundays will be added to the website when available.
Image: Brett Whiteley I have swallowed a monstrous dose of poison (detail) © Wendy Whiteley
Fourth Sunday of the month, 2pm
except January and December
Duration 2 hours
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Dodds is a Sydney-based poet who grew up in the Riverina. His work has appeared in Southerly, Cordite, Blue Dog, Famous Reporter and the Sun Herald among many other publications. He has had poems anthologised in Earthly matters: science made marvellous, Antipodes: poetic responses and Stars like sand: Australian speculative poetry. A collector of Mickey Mouse watches and occasional blogger, Dodds will launch his first collection, Regulator, published by Puncher & Wattmann, at this Sydney Poetry event.
Sunday 23 February 2014 2pm – 4pm
Aural anthology 1
The first of our open-mic readings.
Sunday 23 March 2014 2pm – 4pm
Dr Richard James Allen
A writer, performer, choreographer and filmmaker, Allen has published seven books as a poet and performance writer and his writing has appeared in a wide variety of magazines and journals and in major Australian poetry anthologies, including The new Oxford anthology of Australian verse. His award-winning films for his company Physical TV have been shown at over 200 international screen and dance festivals as well as on Australian, Slovenian, American and Chinese television. He has received numerous awards and nominations including two ATOM Awards and a NSW Premier’s Literary Award shortlisting for his most recent book of poetry, Thursday’s fictions, and the Chancellor’s Award for the most outstanding PhD thesis at UTS Sydney. He also conceived and co-edited Performing the unnameable: an anthology of Australian performance texts. Most recently, Allen has been involved with cutting-edge incursions into poetry and new media, in particular finding new spaces for literature on mobile phones and in 3D online immersive worlds.
Sunday 27 April 2014 2pm – 4pm