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FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe: Ken Bolton & Cath Kenneally

27 September, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Ken Bolton

has been variously described as a loony tune, something of a zany, a yo-yo with money. In truth he is a curious figure – irascible, intemperate, vituperative, yet somehow, apparently, devoted to an idea of ‘the Beautiful’, as somehow defined. Lord David Cecil held him to be “the Hulk Hogan des nos jours” – and found in him “a Pol Pot, perhaps the very Pol Pot, of the aesthetic.” Ken has published many books, the most recent being Lonnie’s Lament (Wakefield Press, earlier this year). Forthcoming in 2018 are Starting At Basheer’s (Vagabond Press) and Species Of Spaces (Shearsman Books, UK).

Cath Kenneally

is a poet, novelist and arts broadcaster and writer. She has won major awards for her work: the John Bray National Poetry Award, the Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship and, in 2016, was the inaugural CAL/JM Coetzee Writing Fellow at the Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at Adelaide University. She has published two novels, six poetry collections, a monograph on ceramist Angela Valamanesh, as well as essays and reviews of visual arts and books. She presented the weekly national books and writing program, Writers Radio, and a magazine arts program, Arts Breakfast on Radio Adelaide, for over twenty years.

Come early, stay late. Enjoy the hospitality, food and beverages of the Halifax Cafe. Your $5 entry supports the poets.


27 September, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Halifax Cafe
187 Halifax Street
Adelaide, SA 5000 Australia
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