Past Events

Recent Work Readings: Ross Donlon and Sandra Renew (includes Open Mic)

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

As part of the That Poetry Thing readings in Canberra, join us at Smith's Alternative for the launch of two new Recent Work titles: For the Record by Ross Donlon In his teens, Ross Donlon had poems published in The Bulletin, Australia’s iconic journal, and in 1965, the literary editor predicted ‘an exciting future’ for the young poet. Donlon’s […]

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Recent Work Readings: Paul Collis and James Lucas (includes Open Mic)

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

As part of the That Poetry Thing readings and as part of the Poetic City Poetry Festival in Canberra, join us at Smith's Alternative for the launch of two new Recent Work titles: Nightmares Run Like Mercury by Paul Collis.  Paul Collis’ first collection of poetry is a book of difficult truths and profound connections. […]

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Recent Work Readings: Rico Craig and Jerzy Beaumont (with Open Mic)

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

As part of the That Poetry Thing readings and as part of the Poetic City Poetry Festival in Canberra, join us at Smith's Alternative for the launch of two new Recent Work titles: Errant Night by Jerzy Beaumont. What would you do if you looked up and saw that the night sky was darker than […]

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What We Carry

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

Join us for the launch of What We Carry, a powerful new anthology on childbearing, bringing together the voices of more than 60 contemporary Australian poets. Edited by Ella Kurz, Simone King and Claire Delahunty, this work illuminates the endlessly different ways the potential to carry life is experienced. Share in stories of love, frustration, […]

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Recent Work Readings: Jacqui Malins and Penny Drysdale (with open mic)

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

As part of the That Poetry Thing readings, join us at Smith’s Alternative for the launch of two new Recent Work titles: F-words by Jacqui Malins. ‘F-words’ is less expletive, more reconnaissance flight. In this five-year exploratory survey of territory that might include poetry, Malins forays into fables, fauna and flora, family, feminism, faraway and further. Whether […]

Recent Work Reading: Stephen Gilfedder and Kimberly Williams (with open mic)

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

As part of the That Poetry Thing readings, join us at Smith’s Alternative for the launch of two new Recent Work titles: Way Stations: Stephen Gilfedder’s Way Stations features selected poems from the past 40 and more years. The chronology leads us from the contemporary to his initial fully realised work.  Throughout, people – in their various […]

Recent Work Reading: Phillip Hall and Borderless anthology preview

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

As part of the That Poetry Thing readings, join us at Smith’s Alternative for readings from two new Recent Work titles: Cactus: Throughout his forties and fifties Phillip found himself on a sticky wicket: the grief for his baby son and younger brothers, suicide attempts, self-harming, the premature termination of his career, and the failure […]

Book Launch: Ferocious Animals by Luke Johnson

Zoom Online

Join us online for the launch of Luke Johnson's debut collection of short fiction Ferocious Animals Launched by Luke Carman.   This event will be happening on Zoom and streaming through facebook live. The zoom link for this event is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88966946901 Please note that as this event will also be livestreaming through facebook, if you […]

Recent Work Reading: Anne Elvey, Jennifer Compton with Open Mic

Zoom Online

As part of the That Poetry Thing readings, join us at Smith’s Alternative for the launch of two new Recent Work titles: Obligations of Voice: If we are to speak, what is it we must speak? If we are allowed to speak, what is it we must say? Who constitutes the ‘we’ that speaks? Anne […]

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Launch: Rhymes with Hyenas by Heather Taylor-Johnson

wheatsheaf hotel 38 George Street, Thebarton, SA

Come to the book launch of Rhymes with Hyenas, which is a hybrid of poetry and emails so I'll call it 'an epistolary verse novel' or a 'thing'. If you'd like to read what it's about, here's a link to it, and you can also order the book from this link if you can't make […]