On the second Tuesday of November, the poetry night at Sappho hill play host to AVANT GAGA #32 with guest poets Chris Mansell, Richard Tipping, Eunice Andrada, Jocelyn Deane, and Radha Wahyuwidayat, plus the usual open mic section.
November 14, 19:00–22:00, Sappho Books Cafe & Wine Bar
Drinks and tapas at the bar. Free entry!
Among her latest publications are Verge, Stung, Stung More, Spine Lingo, and Schadenvale Road. She won the Queensland Premier’s Award for Poetry, Amelia Chapbook Award (USA) and the Meanjin Dorothy Porter Poetry Prize and has been short-listed for the National Book Council Award and the NSW Premier’s Award. Seven Stations (a song cycle with music by Andrew Batt-Rawden) was released by Hospital Hill. Her site ischrismansell.com.
RICHARD TIPPING’s most recent poetry collections are Tommy Ruff (PressPress, 2014) and Instant History (Flying Island, 2017). His first three books – Soft Riots, Domestic Hardcore and Nearer by Far – were published by UQP in the seventies and eighties. Many books and exhibitions later, he is known internationally for sign language, subvertising graphics and public literary sculpture. Originally from Adelaide, after many years in Sydney he is now living in Newcastle wrangling a fat manuscript of both visual and verbal poems.
is a Filipina poet, journalist, and teaching artist based in Sydney. Featured in The Guardian, CNN International and other media, she has also performed her poetry in diverse international stages, from the Sydney Opera House to the UN Climate Negotiations in Paris. She was awarded the John Marsden & Hachette Australia Poetry Prize in 2014. In 2016, she was honoured by Australian Poetry as the first of their 30 Under 30 Poets. Her first poetry collection is forthcoming in April 2018.
was born in London, 1993 before moving to Australia in 2001. They’ve been published in Australian poetry, Voiceworks, Seizure, as well as being shortlisted for the 2015 Marsden and Hachette prize. Their first book- The book of Grams- is being released in February 2018. They currently work as a freelance writer, programmer, tutor and translator in Melbourne.
is a freelance writer living in Sydney. Her poetry is published online in Scum Mag and Peril Magazine.