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Avant Gaga #9

Posted on Jan 28, 2014

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I’m positively humbled by the line-up for Avant Gaga #9, the first Sappho poetry night of the year: Justin Clemens, Ross Gibson, Astrid Lorange and yours truly. I’ll be reading from False Nostalgia – what I’ve been referring to broadly as my memory project. It combines poetry and essay to create a range of hybrid texts that are hopefully more in-the-middle than middling. Last year I received a Varuna fellowship to work on False Nostalgia, as well as a JUMP mentorship from the Australia Council. Ross Gibson was my mentor for this, and this event is a culmination, of sorts – for me, anyway – of the residency, the mentorship, the ideas and the lines of thought from the last year. It’s gonna be great.

Sappho Books and Café
51 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
7pm, Tuesday 11 February.