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Poetry at the House: Paul Kane, Melinda Smith and Michael Thorley

The next reading will feature:

Paul Kane is an American poet who splits his time between New York and rural Victoria.  His most recent collection of poems is Welcome Light (Audubon Terrace Press, NY, 2016).  He is poetry editor for Antipodes; artistic director for the Mildura Writers Festival and general editor of The Braziller Series of Australian Poets. He also teaches at Vassar College.

Melinda Smith won the 2014 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for her fourth poetry collection, Drag down to unlock or place an emergency call. Her other books include First…, Then…, a poetry collection on the theme of autism. She has recently been Poetry Editor of The Canberra Times. Her next collection is Goodbye Cruel (Pitt St Poetry 2017).

Michael Thorley is a sometime Queanbeyan resident who writes in a variety of forms and styles, both light and serious. His first book of poetry, Sleeping Alone, won the ACT Writers and Publishing Award for Poetry in 2009. He is also published regularly in books and journals of haiku and tanka.

Admission$10 waged, $5 unwaged.
Reading starts at 7:30 pm.
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