WA SPRING POETRY FESTIVAL: 28th-30th August 09 Enter the realm of West Australian poetry at the Spring Poetry Festival The festival is due to start this week on Friday, 28th August. The festival boasts a big line up of well-known poets, including Andrew Burke, Roland Leach, Kevin Gillam, Vivienne Glance, Helen Hagemann, Janet Jackson, Peter Jeffery, Shane McCauley, Scott-Patrick Mitchell (2009 PressPress winner), Annie Otness, Graham Nunn (Qld), Rachael Petridis (Varuna Award winner), Glen Phillips, Maureen Sexton and Annamaria Weldon. For event, venue, dates/times check out Check out WA Poets Inc. Spring Festival
WA SPRING POETRY FESTIVAL 2009: Launch Event, 28th August As soon-to-be or recently published poets, Graham Nunn (QLD), Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Gary Di Piazzi, Vivienne Glance, & Helen Hagemann will be reading at the launch. Special mentions by invited speakers, incl. Roland Leach will introduce each poet and talk about their latest successes & how WA poets are reaching further than their own shores for publication.
Voicebox: Thursday 3rd September features guest Rachael Petridis (2009 Varuna Longlines Award Poet) followed by a showcase of OOTA poets and open mic,$5/$3, 7 pm, La Tropicana Café, 177 High Street, Fremantle. Visit Out of the Asylum Writers Group
You are all hereby invited to the launch of Andrew Taylor's latest collection, THE UNHAUNTING, published by SALT Publishing, to be launched by Dennis Haskell at PLANET BOOKS, Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley, 6.30pm Thursday 10th September.
This is Taylor's first major collection since his Collected Poems (SALT) came out a few years ago and I for one look forward to reading it with great interest.
It is also good to see SALT still struggling on and producing quality books. We need all the poetry publishers we can get, right!