The latest in Geoff Page’s monthly reading series features Peter Goldsworthy and Martin Dolan.

Peter Goldsworthy is a doctor and award-winning novelist, short story writer and librettist – as well as a poet. Goldsworthy’s first collection of poetry won the Commonwealth Poetry Prize in 1982, the SA Premier’s Prize, and the Anne Elder Award. His second won the Australian Bicentennial Literary Prize for poetry in 1988, jointly with Philip Hodgins.

Goldsworthy’s poetry has been widely published including in journals such as Poetry magazine and the London Review of Books. His most recent books of poetry include Rise of the Machines (Pitt Street Poets, 2015) and Anatomy of a Metaphor (Garron Press, 2017)

Canberra poet, Martin Dolan, has been writing and publishing for thirty years. He moonlighted as a public servant until 2016, when he retired to give more time to his writing. His latest collection is his third: Sleeping Dogs (Recent Work Press 2018).

Bookings are available in advance through the Smiths Alternative website.