Poetry Sydney and Macquarie University are thrilled to present N E W S : Poets from the North . East . West . South; a collaborative venture that celebrates the work of poets from the literary departments of four universities in Sydney and greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
This is the first of four events to be staged at a state-of-the-art live streaming venue, Knox.live, at the Knox Street Bar in Chippendale. Representing the North of Sydney, with poets curated by Dr Michelle Hamadache, Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Literature and Language, Macquarie University.
Ambitious in scope, engaging in diverse media poetry from performance, video poetry and animation. The events in equal parts will stage provocative and playful work that challenges and emotionally resonates.
Each event will be held live at Knox.live and also live-streamed simultaneously. Poetry pod-parties are encouraged to tune-in and share-in the live-stream across the country and internationally.
N E W S : Poets
Willo Drummond is a queer poet who lives and writes on Dharug and Gundungurra land. Emily Duff is a budding writer from Sydney who finds her inspiration in new experiences and travel. Mark Mordue is a journalist, writer and poet. Kavita Nandan was born in New Delhi, grew up in Fiji and lives in Sydney. She tutors in Creative Writing at Macquarie University. Alec James Wright is a Sydney based poet and screenwriter who lives on Darug land.
Poetry Sydney acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land where we live, create, meet and work.