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Monday, May 26, 2014

#11 Avant Gaga 10 June at 19:00–22:00

On the second Tuesday of June, the 11th Avant Gaga will take place at 
Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar, featuring guest poets 
plus an open mic section. Wine, tapas, heaters, chairs, tables, 
umbrellas, courtyard, people, poems, et al., etc. for free.


is a Sydney-born writer & visual artist who has lived in Prague since 1994. He has published six novels, Cairo (Equus, 2014), Breakfast at Midnight (Equus, 2012), Clair Obscur (Equus, 2011), Menudo (Antigen, 2005), The Garden (Salt, 2001) & Canicule (Equus, 2013). In addition, he is the author of eight collections of poetry–most recently, Indirect Objects (2014) & Letters from Ausland (2011; both from Vagabond), & Synopticon (with John Kinsella; Litteraria, 2012). He is an editor of VLAK magazine.

lived in Glebe since 1971 in the sculpture street, Queen St, worked as an Art & ESL high school teacher, 20 years in Intensive English Centres in the western suburbs, now teaching ESL in mainstream boys school. Her books include: Italy, The Train, Were all women sex-mad?, The Harbour Breathes, The Western Horizon, Small Wonders. She writes experimental prose & poetry, has published in many magazines & anthologies, and small press publishing such as Magic Sam magazine, Sea Cruise Books, Island in the Sun, Telling Ways (experimental women's writing). Founding member of the Sydney Women Writers Workshop (the No Regrets group), lasted 12 years. Was president of the Sydney Poets Union in the 80s, organised PU poetry readings. Has participated in a collaborative postcard project (visual art) called Elsewhere over the last 3 years.

is a Melbourne poet and reviewer, with publications including work in The Age, Rabbit, Cordite, Southerly and Best Australian Poems. In 2013 she completed an Honours thesis on new 'girl' subjectivities in contemporary Australian poetry, and how they relate to their North American cousins of the Gurlesque oeuvre. Her first collection, Girlery, was released by Inken Publisch in early 2014.

has published poetry and criticism in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian Book Review, Overland, Cordite and elsewhere. He is completing a PHD at the University of Western Sydney.

Get in early to sign up for the open mic. Put down your name from 7pm. 
10 readers, 2 minutes each, max!

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