STATES OF POETRY: TASMANIA (‘AUSTRALIAN BOOK REVIEW’)

The Hobart Bookshop, 5.30pm, Thursday April 6th

A Celebration of Tasmanian Poetry

With Australian Book Review, Hobart Bookshop offer a celebration of Tasmanian poetry and the Tasmanian States of Poetry anthology, selected by distinguished poet Sarah Day. This event will feature readings from poets featured in this year’s anthology, including Adrienne Eberhard, Graeme Hetherington, Karen Knight, Louise Oxley, and Tim Thorne. Sarah Day and ABR Editor and poet Peter Rose will also read favourite works by Tasmanian poets.

The ABR States of Poetry project highlights the quality and diversity of contemporary Australian poetry. Funded by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund, this is one of the first federally arranged poetry anthologies published in this country. All states and territories will be covered with separate anthologies, each of them edited by a senior poet living in, or closely associated with, that state. The state editors will choose six local poets actively publishing new work (up to five poems per poet). The state anthologies will appear on our website with introductions from the state editor, biographies and remarks from the individual poets, recordings, and other features.

This work was developed in a studio managed by the City of Melbourne’s Creative Spaces Program.

This is a free public event, all welcome.

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