Dennis and a number of other acclaimed Western Australian poets will be joining John Kinsella on Thursday, April 20, to celebrate his work and the influence it has had on the poetry and politics of place in this region.
The event will be held at the Orient Hotel in Fremantle, opposite New Edition bookstore.
In the first part of the evening, Dr Tony Hughes-d’Aeth, author of the magnificent newly released study of the literature of the WA wheatbelt, Like Nothing on this Earth, will launch some of John’s books that have been released in the recent past. These include, Firebreaks: Poems (W. W. Norton), Graphology: Poems 1955-2015 (Five Islands Press), Drowning in Wheat: Selected Poems (Picador), The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry(edited with Tracy Ryan), Old Growth (Transit Lounge), and Polysituatedness (Manchester University Press). John will read a selection of poems and passages from these publications.
In the second part of the evening, some of WA’s most acclaimed poets will join together with John to read selections of their work from the new Fremantle press anthology. Poets include Tracy Ryan, Lucy Dougan, Kim Scott, Dennis Haskell, Wendy Jenkins, James Quinton, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, and Siobhan Hodge.
This is a unique and free event which is not to be missed. For further details, and to register, please visit the Eventbrite booking page.
Books will be available for sale from a Crow Books/New Edition Stall.