FSP Featured Poets Series presents three of Adelaide’s most popular poets: Heather Taylor-Johnson, Rachael Mead, and Alison Flett.
Come early, stay late, and enjoy the friendly atmosphere, excellent food and a most fitting range of beverages offered by the Halifax Cafe. Support the venues that support poetry!
Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 6:00-7:30pm, Halifax Cafe, 187 Halifax Street, Adelaide. See the event page for details.
Heather Taylor Johnson‘s fourth book of poetry will be out by Five Islands Press this November and her second novel will be out by UQP in February. She’s a poetry editor for Transnational Literature and the editor of the anthology The Fractured Self: Poetry of Chronic Illness and Pain, which is in negotiations with a publisher. She’s currently working on a manuscript of lyrical essays and might throw in a novella just to give it a fun twist at the end. She received a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide in 2007.
Rachael Mead is a South Australian poet and writer who has been, at various times, an archaeologist, environmental campaigner, wedding decorator and bookseller. She has an Honours degree in Classical Archaeology, a Masters in Environmental Studies, and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Sliding Down the Belly of the World (Wakefield Press 2012), The Sixth Creek (Picaro Press 2013) and The Quiet Blue World (Garron Publishing 2015). You can find more of her work at http://rachaelmead.com.
Alison Flett was born and bred in Scotland where her poetry collection Whit Lassyz Ur Inty (Thirsty Books, 2004) was shortlisted for the Saltire Book of the Year Award. She has performed her work on national television and radio and at literary festivals in Britain and Europe. Since moving to Adelaide in 2010 she has been published in various anthologies and journals including Cordite, Rabbit, foam:e and Australian Love Poems 2013. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the Whitmore Press Manuscript Award.