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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Saturday's Perth Poetry Club session features Guest Poets for the Spring Poetry Festival

Spring is in the air and it’s Poetry Festival time again, so come on down to the Moon Cafe, 323 William street, Northbridge, for the WA Poetry Festival MEGA-GIG with UK poet JOHN DANIEL and Melbourne poets GEOFF LEMON and JENNIFER COMPTON. Saturday 27 August from 2 to 4 pm – kick back and enjoy the entertainment, or participate in the open mic.

Professional sound, as always – all welcome.

John Daniel’s poetry has been published in the Faber Introduction series, Swallow’s 23 Modern British Poets, Missing the Boat, Etruscan Books, and a wide variety of contemporary British and American magazines. He has also self-published a number of volumes including Childsplay, Soddits (a collection of sonnets) and Pushing 100 which was a series of poems about pushing his aged mother around the London parks. He has won a number of prizes including the Camden Prize for Poetry, The Kent and Sussex prize, the Exeter prize for Poetry.

Geoff Lemon is co-editor of literary anthology Going Down Swinging, and former poetry editor of harvest and Voiceworks magazines. His poems and stories are published in the likes of Best Australian Stories, HEAT, Griffith Review, Blue Dog, and Island. A six-time slam winner, he has performed at shows and festivals across Australia and been broadcast numerous times on national radio.

Jennifer Compton is a poet and playwright who also writes prose. She has been awarded the 2010 Kathleen Grattan Prize for her book of poetry. She has read at the Genoa Poetry Festival, Sydney Writers Festival, Overload Poetry Festival, Sarajevo Poetry Days, and most recently at the Queensland Poetry Festival.

Coming up at Perth Poetry Club:

3 Sep: National Poetry Week with WA Poetry Festival guest RON OKELY and poems from WA Poets Inc committee members
10 Sep: ANDREW TAYLOR
17 Sep: MAGS WEBSTER
24 Sep: 100,000 Poets for Change special event with PARKBEAR + TINEKE VAN DER EECKEN

Other forthcoming events in Perth Poetry:

Perth Poetry Festival
opens 26 August at City Farm, 6 pm. There will be pre-festival events in the week leading up to the festival, and then a week and more of all things poetic in various venues across the city – to see a draft programme, visit http://www.wapoets.net.au/pages/festival/2011/programme.html.

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