Riverbend Series II

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Date(s) - 29/05/2018
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Riverbend Books

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“The birds sing, but their song only deepens the silence”,
Alison Croggon

Join Queensland Poetry Festival on Tuesday 29th May at 6.30pm, and be inspired by readings from four outstanding contemporary Australian poets.

Read all about the featured poets below and book early to avoid disappointment (note: this event often sells out). Join us on the Riverbend deck and let poetry rewrite the night!

Artist Bios
Alison Croggon writes across several genres, including poetry, novels, libretti and criticism. Her first poetry collection won the Anne Elder and Dame Mary Gilmore Prizes, and subsequent poetry collections have been shortlisted for the Victorian and NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. Her novels are internationally published and she was the 2009 Geraldine Pascall Critic of the Year. Her most recent poetry publication is New and Selected Poems 1991-2017 (Newport Street Books) and Scribe Publications has just acquired her non-fiction book Monsters, due out in 2019.

Philip Neilsen is a poet, author and editor who has published sixteen books. Wildlife of Berlin is his sixth collection of poetry. He teaches poetry & poetics at the University of Queensland and is adjunct professor of creative writing at QUT. His work has been translated into various languages including Chinese, German and Korean and his poetry has been included in prestigious anthologies. His awards include an Australian Notable Book Award and a Writers Fellowship from the Australia Council.

Pascalle Burton is a poet and performer with an interest in conceptual art and cultural theory. Projects include UN/SPOOL (with Nathan Shepherdson), 24 Hour Gym (with Tessa Rose), and performing in the band The Stress of Leisure. Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies, such as Australian Poetry Journal, Clan Analogue, Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry, Cordite Poetry Review, Overland, Sod and V+L-A=K. Her 2018 debut collection About the Author is Dead is available through Cordite Books.

Mindy Gill is a poet and editor. In 2017 her work was recognised by the Tom Collins Poetry Prize, the Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellowship, and the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award. She lives in Brisbane, where she is Peril Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief.