Special reading at Halifax Cafe, Saturday, 10th September, 11am.

Come along to a special poetry reading featuring

Paul Mitchell, Jan Owen, Louise Nicholas and Peter Goldsworthy 

at the fabulous Halifax Cafe, 187 Halifax Street, Adelaide.

Saturday, September 10, from 11am.

Paul Mitchell’s wry and moving considerations of society’s undercurrents chronicle a soberingly recognisable Australia. His three poetry collections have received national prizes and wide acclaim, and his short story collection Dodging the Bull (2007) was included in the 2008 The Age Summer Read program. Mitchell explores the beauty in the seemingly mundane, the troubled history of Australian masculinity, and finds spirituality in the murky depths of life. He has continued this exploration with his fifth book, a simultaneously sensitive and rugged novel, We.Are.Family. (MidnightSun Publishing 2016).

Peter Goldsworthy has won literary awards across a wide range of genres, including the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the 1988 Australian Bicentennial Poetry prize, the FAW Christina Stead Award for fiction, and a Helpmann Award, with composer Richard Mills,  for the opera Batavia.  His 1995 novel Wish was recently rereleased in the Text Australian Classics series, and his 1989 novel ‘Maestro’ as an Angus & Robertson Australian Classic. His most recent book is The Rise of the Machines and other love poems, published last year.

Jan Owen’s New and Selected Poems,The Offhand Angel, came out in the U.K.with Eyewear in 2015. Her translations from Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du Mal were published by Arc Publications in 2015 and have been long-listed for the American Literary Translators Association National Translation Award. A small book of parodies, The Wicked Flowers of Charles Baudelaire was published  last month with Shoestring Press. Jan was recently awarded the 2016 Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal.

Louise Nicholas is a South Australian teacher and poet. Her publications include WomanSpeak, co-written with Jude Aquilina (Wakefield Press 2009), Large (Garron Press 2013) and The List of Last Remaining (Five Islands Press 2016). She was Poet-in-Residence for the Tea Tree Gully Poetry Festival in 2015.