Vale Marc Murrell

Poetry & Music at the Halifax Cafe, 11th February, 2016

bindii_promo_1Enjoy the original work of the Bindii poets, who write haiku, tanka, haibun in English, with a contemporary Australian flavour.

Musicians Munetaka Umehara and Alexander Ask combine Japanese Flute and Didgeridoo in a performance of their unique work: ‘Midsummer Walk’.

A Free Event on Thursday 11 February

6:45 – 8:30 pm

at the Halifax Café at 187 Halifax St, Adelaide

Meals, Snacks and Beverages available to purchase

You are welcome to come from 5:30 to enjoy a meal before the event


Bookings preferred:



Vale John Gilbert…

john gilbert


Long-standing FSP member and friend John Gilbert collapsed and died suddenly on Saturday 28th November. He was a regular not only at FSP but other SA poetry groups including the Hills Group and Gawler Poets.

As FSP Convenor, Paul Wilkins says, “his work had a certain sincere simplicity, usually in ballad form, which was often in touch with the fundamentals of human experience  with wide appeal to an immediate audience. He was a person who did much for others and too often proably gave himself and his own interests secondary consideration.”

Thanks to Martin Christmas for the recent picture of John, which captures him perfectly…

FSP and SA poets in “Australian Poetry”


Excellent publishing news out this week: Jelena Dinic  has a poem Hotel Room Nightmare in the latest Australian Poetry Journal 5.2. David Ades, Aidan Coleman, Ian Gibbins and Cary Hamlyn have poems in the latest Australian Poetry Anthology 4.

Both collections are available from the Australian Poetry website. Click here.

If you are serious about your writing, you should join Australian Poetry… (and the SA Writers Centre, while you are about it: click here.)