Session 10 – Poetry Rules, OK?

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Event Category: 2016 and SessionsEvent Tags: Corrigans Room, Mid Arvo, and Saturday

  • With three poets in a room, what could possible go wrong? Award winning poets Sarah Rice, Geoff Page and Paul Hetherington will get together to talk rhythm and rhyme. Why

    does poetry matter? What does poetry offer writers and readers that prose does not? How does poetry make the world a better place?
    Artist, philosopher, university lecturer and poet Sarah Rice won the 2014 Ron Pretty, and Bruce Dawe poetry prizes; co­won the 2013 Winning Ventures and 2011 Gwen Harwood; and was shortlisted in the Tom Howard, New Millennium, Fish, Montreal and other poetry prizes. Her work is widely published, including in Award Winning Australian Writing, and Best Australian Poems 2012 and 2015.

    Paul Hetherington is Professor of Writing at the University of Canberra. He has published ten collections of poetry, most recently Burnt Umber He won the 2014 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards (poetry) and recently returned from an Australia Council residency in the BR Whiting Studio in Rome. He was a finalist in the 2014 Aesthetica creative writing competition and shortlisted for the 2013 Montreal International Poetry Prize. He has served on the boards of a variety of literary and cultural organisations and judged various poetry prizes. He is a founding editor of the online journal Axon: Creative.

    Jazz aficionado and writer, Geoff Page has published twenty­one collections of poetry as well as two novels, five verse novels, a verse biography and several other works including anthologies and translations. He has won several awards, including the ACT Poetry Award, the Grace Leven Prize, the Christopher Brennan Award, the Queensland Premier’s Prize for Poetry and the 2001 Patrick White Literary Award. Since 1994, he has run a series of monthly poetry readings in successive Canberra cafés. It’s now called Poetry at the House and features poets from around Australia and overseas.

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