Past Events

Triple Book Launch: Melinda Smith, Martin Dolan and Shane Strange

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

Join us at Smith's Alternative, or via Zoom for the launch of three new Recent Work titles: Man-Handled, Melinda Smith's seventh poetry collection, includes the found-text chapbook Listen, bitch plus new work from the last three years. Its central concern is gendered violence, both verbal and physical. These poems also extend their gaze to violences […]

Triple Book Launch: Jill Jones, Moya Pacey and Penelope Layland

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

Join us at Smith's Alternative, or via Zoom for the launch of three new Recent Work titles: Wild Curious Air by Jill Jones Wild Curious Air is a conversation, a series of readings or observances, full of shiftings: of ideas, words and bodies; through breath and breathlessness; intimacies and desires; ecstatic and dreaming states; and continuous […]

Launch: Airplane Baby Banana Blanket by Benjamin Dodds

Zoom Online

Join Benjamin Dodds for the launch of Airplane Baby Banana Blanket via Zoom Poet Stuart Barnes will launch the new collection and be accompanied by special guest Judith Beveridge who will read selected poems from both Airplane Baby Banana Blanket and her own work. Join Benjamin, Stuart and Judith by registering at https://www.benjamindodds.com/. A zoom […]

Paul Hetherington & Cassandra Atherton; Jen Webb & She Hawke; Benjamin Dodds

Smith's Alternative 76 Alinga Street, Canberra, ACT

Join us at Smith’s Alternative, or via Zoom for the launch of two new collaborative Recent Work titles: Fugitive Letters: When Charity finds letters, journals and sketches in the roof of her great-aunt’s house, she uncovers a rich family history that she must piece together from fragments. Great-aunt Birdie’s letters to her lover are a […]

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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