Volta Poetry: Amanda Thomas, Emma Simington & Luke Best

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Date(s) - 05/03/2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brisbane Square Library


VOLTA is co-presented monthly by Queensland Poetry Festival and Brisbane Square Library. It replaces Couplet Poetry, which has been well-loved for more than a decade, to bring you ⚡electric poetry, spoken word, and the unexpected.⚡ Free, but bookings essential.

[FULLY BOOKED as of 20/02/21]


LUKE BEST is the author of verse novel “Cadaver Dog”, which won the 2019 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and is published with UQP. He is currently working on his second book; a hybrid prose and poetry meditation on memory called “The Tenements”. He lives in Toowoomba.

The poetries of EMMA SIMINGTON have been published by Australian Poetry Journal and The Moth Magazine, among others. In 2016, she was chosen to read in the Queensland Poetry Festival’s Emerging Poets session. Emma’s debut hip hop record “See, Diamond” is out now on all major platforms.

AMANDA THOMAS is a poet, fantasy writer, and book blogger. She studies Creative Writing at QUT and works as a library assistant. Her work has been published in Blue Bottle Journal, Glass, and Scratch That. Penning poetry is her attempt to make words sing. You can read her poetry on Instagram @amandathepoetess.


VOLTA is a free monthly event, with electric live poetry, spoken word, and the unexpected. In 2021 it will be held in-person at Brisbane Square Library (as long as it is safe to do so).


Friday 5 March, 6–7pm AEST (in person)


This event is fully booked.