Cuplet Poetry #22: Adair, Green, Hogan, Woods & special guests

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Cuplet Poetry #22: Adair, Green, Hogan, Woods & special guests

6:00 pm until 7:15 pm
The Owens Collective
101 Maitland Road, Newcastle, NSW, 2296

From the organiser...

Cuplet Poetry #22: Adair, Green, Hogan, Woods & special guests

April brings a new set of poets and a new venue to Cuplet! We’re taking up residency for the early evening at The Show Room at The Owens Collective, sharing the space with an exciting art exhibition from Cuplet fav Eila Vinwynn. Joining us this month are Linda Adair, Rory Green, Dan Hogan and Georgina Woods. The event will run from 6pm for one hour with no breaks, then you’re all free to wander off into the food and drink wonderland that is Beaumont Street.

Bookings essential – $10 inc BF

Cuplet is a monthly poetry event run by founder Claire Albrecht. It takes place every second Thursday of the month at The Owens Collective (Newcastle, Australia). It features touring established poets as well as a curated section of local emerging writers.

Readers appear by invitation.

Announcing for Cuplet #22:

LINDA ADAIR is a poet, writer, artist, activist, and feminist, as well as the editor in chief of Rochford Press. She co-edits, with husband Mark Roberts, Rochford Street Review, an independent online journal that will reach the milestone of ten years in November 2021, having published 31 issues as at April 2021. In 2019 the Melbourne Poets Union selected Adair’s first manuscript The Unintended Consequences of the Shattering as one of their 2020 Red-bellied Poets chapbooks. Adair’s poems have been anthologised in To End All Wars (Puncher & Wattmann, 2018) and Messages from the Embers (Black Quill Press, 2020). Her poems have appeared online in journals such as The Blue Nib, FemAsia, Live Encounters Poetry and Writing, Bluepepper, Meusse Poetry Collaborations, as well Project 365+, and the print magazines Social Alternatives and P76.

RORY GREEN is a writer, editor and digital media artist with a focus on interactive and computer-generated poetry. Their work has been published in journals including Australian Poetry Anthology, Cordite, Rabbit, Plumwood Mountain and Running Dog, and at events including BLEED Festival, Freeplay Festival, and the National Young Writers Festival. Rory’s current project is Otherwise Pokedex, an email newsletter aiming to publish a poem for every Pokemon.

DAN HOGAN is a working class writer and public school teacher from San Remo, NSW (Awabakal Country). They currently live and work on Dharug and Gadigal Country (Sydney). Dan’s poetry and essays have won the Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize and the Wheeler Centre Next Chapter Fellowship. In their spare time, Dan runs small DIY publisher Subbed In.

GEORGINA WOODS is a poet and environmentalist living on Worimi and Awabakal land, in Mulloobinba/Newcastle. She has a PhD in English literature from Newcastle University and works in environmental advocacy.

Claire Albrecht is a Newcastle-based poet and researcher. She was the 2019 Emerging Writers Festival fellow at the State Library of Victoria, a 2020 Varuna ‘Writing Fire, Writing Drought’ fellow, and will be a resident at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, New Mexico in 2021. Her debut chapbook pinky swear was published in 2018 and shortlisted for the Subbed In Chapbook Manuscript Prize, and her forthcoming manuscript handshake was shortlisted for the Puncher & Wattmann First Poetry Book Prize. She won the Karen Thrift Poetry Prize in 2020. Claire is the Poetry Curator for the Newcastle Writers Festival and Associate Editor at The Suburban Review, and she also runs the monthly Cuplet Poetry Night in Newcastle.

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