The first poetry night of 2017 at Sappho Books features Fiona Wright, Aden Rolfe, Elizabeth Allen, Omar Sakr and Stacey Teague, plus an open section.

Tuesday Feb 14th,  7 – 10 pm at Sappho Books, 51 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, New South Wales.

Drinks and tapas at the bar, open late.



FIONA WRIGHT’s book of essays Small Acts of Disappearance won the 2016 Kibble Award and the Queensland Literary Award for non-fiction, and her poetry collection Knuckled, won the 2012 Dame Mary Gilmore Award. She has recently completed a PhD at Western Sydney University’s Writing & Society Research Centre, and is the CAL New Writer-in-Residence at UTS.

ADEN ROLFE is an editor, essayist and radio playright. His first collection of poetry, False Nostalgia (Giramondo), was published last year.

ELIZABETH ALLEN lives in Sydney. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in many major literary journals as well as in the Best Australian Poems 2012 and 2014. She is the author of a chapbook, Forgetful Hands (Vagabond Press, 2005), and a full-length collection, Body Language (Vagabond Press, 2012), which won the Anne Elder Award. She was one of the judges of the inaugural Noel Rowe Poetry Award and carried out a writing residency at the Arteles Creative Centre in Finland during 2016

STACEY TEAGUE is a NZ poet currently based in Sydney. She has a poetry collection, ‘takahē’ (Scrambler Books, 2014), and is a co-director of DIY literary organization, ’subbed in’.

is an Arab Australian poet from Western Sydney. His latest poems can be found in Overland, Island, Verity La, Circulo de Poesía, and Red Room Company, among many others. Translated into Spanish and Arabic, his poetry has also been anthologised in Contemporary Australian Poetry, and the Best Australian Poems 2016. His debut collection These Wild Houses is out now.

Sign up for open section is from 7pm on the night. 10 readers max, 2 mins each, max.


The Sappho Poetry Night is supported by the Copyright Agency.