Late notice: Poetry gig, Tuesday May 6

It’s been a while, but I have been invited to per­form my poetry at The Spin­ning Room this Tuesday. I’ll be reading for around 20 minutes starting from around 9.30 and there’s an open sec­tion starting from around 8.30pm. I was hoping to have more of...

Vale Ted Lord

Ted Lord was a poet and community-minded indi­vidual who hosted Dan O’Connell poetry on a Sat­urday for many, many years in Mel­bourne. I was sad this morning to read of his death, although he’d had a long life and from what I can gather,...

This Saturday: Women’s poetry

One last thing for women’s day: “World Poetry and the Fed­er­a­tion of Aus­tralian Writers are com­mitted to research, curate and pub­li­cise through their extensive net­works to present the monthly poetry@fedsquare event between 2-4PM on the second Sat­urday of...

First poem in a long time

Saw Chil­dren of Men last night. Quite intense. This (draft only) was the result. Why we did nothing Men are being tor­tured right now in Guantanamo Bay Here on our island a whole class of people Can now be detained without charge Indef­in­itely They will be the...

The aftermath

A good night at the poetry gig with a pleasing attend­ance and good book sales (sold 16, which isn’t really a lot from 50, so I have a ton left). Who wanted and where am I sending them? E-mail rbersten@heliotrope.net.au with orders and...