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Monday, August 18, 2014

Richard James Allen | Sunday 24 August 2014 | Sydney Poetry @ 2 | Brett Whiteley Studio

from the desk of Angela Stretch
Dear friends,
please join us this Sunday for an afternoon of poetry by Sydney artist and scholar Richard James Allen. Richard has recently returned from a European tour and this is an opportunity to hear him present a selection of new work that includes his latest collection of poetry, Fixing the Broken Nightingale, pieces requested from Facebook friends, those metaphysical and possibly performative.
We are nearing the second open reading, Aural Anthology II in October, to ensure your position please register early by emailing through your interest.  Click on the below link in the program listings 2014 calendar.

Sunday 24 August 2014 | Richard James Allen
Richard James Allen is a writer, performer, choreographer and filmmaker. Allen has published ten 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 most recent poetry collection is Fixing the Broken Nightingale (Flying Island Books):  Richard's award-winning films for his company Physical TV have been shown at over 250 international screen and dance festivals as well as on Australian, Slovenian, American and Chinese television. He has received numerous awards and nominations including twoATOM Awards and a NSW Premier’s Literary Award shortlisting for an earlier book of poetry, Thursday’s fictions, as well as the Chancellor’s Award for the most outstanding PhD thesis at the University of Technology, 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. For more information, visit: 

                                                  Richard James Allen

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