Wright and Campbell centenaries marked at The Gods

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EZRA Pound once said that “poetry is news that stays news”, so Canberra poet Geoff Page reminds us.

With that in mind Page, whose new “Selected Poems” came out from Puncher & Wattmann in 2013, has organised a magnificent  evening of centenary tribute readings for the late poets Judith Wright (born May 1915) and David Campbell (born July 1915)  tonight, Tuesday Apr 14.

The late poet David Campbell
The late poet David Campbell

The evening will feature six Canberra poets reading their choice of the work of these two master poets. As Pages says, “centenaries of poets should not go uncelebrated”.

The late poet Judith Wright
The late poet Judith Wright

The readers will be Kathy Kituai, whose books include Struggling into Winter (Interactive Publications 2007) and In Two Minds (with Amelia Fielden) (Modern English Tanka Press 2008), Suzanne Edgar, who received great reviews for her 2012 collection, ‘The Love Procession’, Sarah Rice, author of “Those Who Travel”, John Foulcher, whose most recent anthology is ‘ The Sunset Assumption’ (Pitt Street Poetry 2012), and Alan Gould, whose most recent collection is ‘Capital ‘(Puncher & Wattmann 2013) and whose latest essays are in Joinery And Scrollwork (Quadrant 2013).

Poetry at the Gods Café, ANU, Tues Apr 14, Judith Wright Centenary Tribute. Dinner at 6 and readings at 7.30pm bookings to 6248 5538 or thegodscafe@gmail.com

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