Couplet Poetry: Essa May Ranapiri + Jill Jones

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Date(s) - 04/09/2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Couplet Poetry is a free monthly event, with extended readings from two poets whose work offers complements and contrasts.

Couplet Poetry represents a long-standing collaboration between Brisbane Libraries and Queensland Poetry Festival.

To keep our communities safe during the 2020 COVID-19 crisis, Couplet Poetry is now presented online via facebook live.
Couplet September: Essa May Ranapiri + Jill Jones


ESSA MAY RANAPIRI (Ngāti Wehi Wehi, Ngāti Raukawa-ki-te-Tonga, Te Arawa, Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Pukeko, Ngāti Takatāpui, Clan Gunn, Highgate) is a poet from Kirikiriroa. Their first book of poetry ransack (VUP) was longlisted for the Ockham Awards 2020. Currently they are working on their second book of poems tentatively titled EchidnaThey will write until they’re dead.

JILL JONES‘ most recent books are A History Of What I’ll Become; Viva the Real, shortlisted for the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards and the 2020 John Bray Award; The Beautiful Anxiety, winner of the 2015 Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry; and Breaking the Days, shortlisted for the 2017 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards.


Tune in and enjoy the live-chat every first Friday of the month at 6pm AEST on the QPF or Brisbane Libraries facebook page.

Couplet Poetry Online is presented in partnership with Qld Live Streaming.
See previous presentations here.