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FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe: November Special Event!

29 November, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


This is the final FSP Featured Poets at Halifax Cafe session for 2017. So we have treat for you: four fabulous poets, including two visitors from Melbourne, Peter Bakowski  and Dominique Hecq!

As usual, the Halifax Cafe will be open for food, beverages and a welcoming atmosphere, so come early, stay late!

$5 entry supports the poets.

Peter Bakowski

fell in love with the map of the world at the age of six. Peter has been writer-in-residence in Rome, Paris, Macau, Suzhou (China), Battery Point, Tasmania; Greenmount, Western Australia and at the Broken Hill Writers Festival. His poems appear in literary magazines worldwide and have been translated into Arabic, Bahasa-Indonesian, Bengali, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Polish. Editions Doucey of Paris, published a bilingual edition of his Selected Poems, Le cœur à trois heures du matin (2015). Peter’s aim as a poet is to write as clearly as possible and no matter how many books he writes in his lifetime, they’ll all be about what it’s like to be a human being.

Dominique Hecq

is a poet, fiction writer, scholar and literary translator. She grew up in the French-speaking part of Belgium and now lives in Melbourne. Often experimental, her writing explores love, loss, exile, and the possibilities of language. Over the years, it has been awarded a variety of prizes, including The New England Review Prize for Poetry (2004), The Martha Richardson Medal for Poetry (2006) and the inaugural AALITRA Prize for Literary Translation from Spanish into English (2014). Hush: A Fugue (2017) is her latest book of poetry.

Steve Brock

published his first collection of poetry The Night is a Dying Dog (Wakefield Press) in 2007, and received a grant from Arts SA for the completion of Double Glaze, published by Five Islands Press in 2013. He is the co-translator with Sergio Holas and Juan Garrido-Salgado of Poetry of the Earth: Mapuche Trilingual Anthology (Interactive Press 2014). Steve completed a PhD in Australian literature at Flinders University in 2003. His work has featured in the Best Australian Poems (Black Inc.) and has been published in journals in Australia and overseas. His most recent collection is the chapbook Jardin du Luxembourg (Garron Publishing, 2016). Steve was a featured writer at Adelaide Writers’ Week in 2017.

Rachael Mead

is a poet, short story writer, arts reviewer and bookseller living in South Australia. She’worked as an archaeologist, environmental campaigner and seller of books both old and new. She has an Honours degree in Classical Archaeology, a Masters in Environmental Studies and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide. Her poetry collections include The Sixth Creek (Picaro Press 2013) and two chapbooks. Her next full length collection The Flaw in the Pattern is forthcoming from UWAP in 2018. She is currently working on a collection of short stories.




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