Moondyne Joe is a much-mythologised character of early West Australian colonial history.
A serial escapee, Joe was a cult figure of the convict era but little concrete is known about him. In The Ballad of Moondyne Joe, acclaimed West Australian poet John Kinsella and writer/academic, Niall Lucy, attempt to fill in the gaps with poetry and essays that, in their tone, reflect Joe’s anti-establishment reputation.
This will be Kinsella’s first reading in some years, and comes after being recently twice-shortlisted for the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Armour (poetry), and In the Shade of a Shady Tree (fiction).
Niall Lucy has published widely, particularly in theory, but more recently Vagabond Holes, a tribute to Dave McComb and The Triffids, and the collation of McComb’s poetry, Beautiful Waste.
Kinsella and Lucy will be at Crow Books on Monday 1st of October to read from the book and to talk about the legacy of Moondyne Joe.
900 Albany Hwy
EAST VIC PARK
7pm Monday, 1st of October