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National Poetry Week ~ 8th September 2007 ~ Poets Corner hosted by GLEN PHILLIPS


POETS CORNER ~ 8th September 2007

Our special guest host is


Born in the WA Goldmining centre of Southern Cross, Glen lived in many country towns before coming to Perth for his secondary school and university studies. Eventually he became the Associate Professor of English at Edith Cowan University and is the Patron of KS Pritchard Writers Centre in the Hills.

Along with five collections of poetry - the most recent Spring Burning (Salt Publishing, 1999), editing anthologies, critical works and text books, Glen has also had poems appear in journals and newspapers in Australia, Asia, America and Italy. He's read to audiences at festivals and conferences in State Capitals and towns all over WA, been invited to read at Cambridge University (UK), Kenyon College Ohio and universities in Italy, China, India, Thailand and Singapore. He's been broadcast on ABCTV, SBS, regional TV networks, guested on the ABC Radio "Poetica" and will broadcast again on the 24th November program.

Glen completed a PhD in Creative writing in 2006 and has three books commissioned by publishers to come out in the next two years. Meanwhile he's editing the poetry section of the forthcoming FAW anthology and writing a trilogy of novellas based in Shanghai.

His invited guest poets will be


Shane holds a Master of Arts from the University of Sydney. His poetry books include The Chinese Feat FACP, Deep-Sea Diver, FACP, The Butterfly Man, FACP, Shadow Behind the Heart Platypus Press, and Glassmaker, Sunline Press, 2005. Shane is a reviewer for the West Australian Newspaper, teaches poetry at the Fremantle Arts Centre and is a full-time and Fractional-time lecturer in General Studies at Midland College of TAFE.


Andrew is the author of twelve books. His poetry, stories and essays have been published in over seventy magazines and newspapers, and represented in over fifty anthologies. Andrew's collection of poetry, Between Glances (William Heinemann Australia 1993), won the Adelaide Arts Festival prestigious John Bray National Poetry Award in 1994. His fantasy novel, With My Knife (Omnibus Books, 1992) was shortlisted in 1994 for the National Children's Book Award.


The nature of poetry and its immediacy have often filled small moments between Mardi's social history short stories writing, and facilitating various writing groups. Mardi has had two Writer-in Residence positions, one at KSP where she is a member of the Board of Literary Advisors. Two poetry collections and four books on social history are hopefully a prelude to a publication of a verse novel and 'Skin' a book of poetry inspired by black and white photography. Her poem "Trading Lovers" appeared in Marginata. Mardie will bring some of her books for those who'd like to buy one.


Andrew Taylor was born in Warnambool, Victoria, and is a graduate of Melbourne University, from which he holds a Doctor of Letters. He is the author of twelve books of poetry, a critical study of Australian poetry, the libretti of two operas (with the composer Ralph Middenway), and co-translator with Beate Josephi of an anthology of poetry by four German and Austrian women poets. He has also compiled several anthologies, and written numerous academic articles. He was regional winner of the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1986, and of the Western Australian Premier's Prize for poetry in 1995, and is a Member of the Order of Australia. He has given readings in the UK, USA, Canada, Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, 'Yugoslavia', India and Singapore, and has had poems published in Germany, the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Switzerland and India. He has lived and taught at universities in Melbourne, Adelaide (where he chaired Writers' Week at the Adelaide Festival, and was one of the founders of the Friendly Street Poetry Readings and Australia's first Writers' Centre), Germany and Perth, where he is currently Professor of English at Edith Cowan University. He has also spent extended periods in the USA, Italy and the UK. Andrew Taylor's Collected Poems will appear late 2003 (Salt Publications, UK, USA and Australia).


Frances writes for page and screen and is very proud to be a member of the WA writing community. Her writing for children, film and poetry have been awarded and published in newspapers, magazines, books and on the net. A passionate supporter of those who write, she has been the usual host and facilitator of Poets Corner since 2005. Frances spent 14 glorious months dining on poetry and storytelling in Ireland before publishing her first book of poetry in 2003.

The usual Open Mic will be at 4pm

The themes for National Poetry Week are:










SPRING POETRY FESTIVAL: 13th & 20th October 2007

During the month of October we will hold two Poets Corner readings to coincide with the SPRING POETRY FESTIVAL 2007.

13th October 2007 will be hosted by CORAL CARTER ~ invited guests to be BARBARA TEMPERTON, CHRIS KONRAD, VIVIENNE GLANCE, JEN de GARIS, GABBY EVERALL, JANET JACKSON so far.

20th October 2007 will be hosted by FRANCES MACAULAY FORDE ~ invited guests so far are: LIANA CHRISTENSEN, ANDREW BURKE, ASHLEY J HIGGS, JANET JACKSON and previous guest host DEANNE LEBER with BRYN GRIFFITHS to be confirmed.

(Check this website for more later)

We have a fabulous two months of poetry lined up for you ~ so please come along and support the poets of Western Australia!!!

If you would like to read or participate in the Open Mic sections of any Poets Corner event, please contact Frances Macaulay Forde here: poetscornerwa@yahoo.com.au or via her own website.

2007-08-26 09:51:28 GMT
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