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Wednesday, August 02, 2017


Hello Poetry at the House (ANU Canberra) supporters
It's just a week to the next reading featuring John Stokes (Canberra), Merlinda Bobis (Canberra and the Philippines) and Andrew Burke (Perth). It's on Wed Aug 9 at 7.30 in the Fellows Bar at University House. At the moment there are only nine people coming!
Andrew Burke's latest book is a small pocket-sized book in English and Mandarin entitled The Line is Busy (Flying Islands Press). Before this he has had a baker's dozen books published and countless book reviews. He holds a doctorate in Writing from Edith Cowan University where he used to lecture. He will have flown all the way from Perth on the 'Red-eye Special'! Don't miss him.

After four novels, Merlinda Bobis has returned to poetry with Accidents of Composition (Spinifex Press 2017). In 2016 her novel, Locust Girl. A Lovesong, received the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction. In 1998 her Summer Was a Fast Train Without Terminals was shortlisted for The Age Poetry Book of the Year. She's a dramatic performer of her own work.
In a long career John Stokes has published widely worldwide; won or been short or long-listed for many major prizes, and represented his country internationally. His latest book, Fire in the Afternoon (Halstead Press, 2015), won the ACT National Writing & Publishing Award for best poetry book for 2015.

Admission$10 waged, $5 unwaged.
Parking at ANU University House is best from Garran Road and on Balmain Lane off Balmain Crescent.

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