PoetiCas September Reading: Ross Donlon and Katherine Gallagher

The next PoetiCas reading is Saturday Sept 26th
at our usual haunt,
Food Garden Oasis, 14 Mostyn Street(down the lane) Castlemaine

We hope you might come a bit early if you would like a drink or snack, so we can be all settled for a 2pm start.
There is wonderful warm food for you to enjoy before the reading -
it's a good idea to book if you want to eat : 5470 5548

This month our feature readers will be Ross Donlon and Katherine Gallagher.

PLUS our usual open section vying for the Castlemaine Cup.

Ross Donlon has been awarded The Varuna Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship.

He has won international poetry competitions and the spoken word event at the Tasmanian Poetry Festival, The Launceston Cup. Extracts from his book, The Blue Dressing Gown, were produced as a program for Radio National’s Poetica in 2013.

Widely published in Australia & Ireland he has read his poems in the U.K. Ireland, Norway & Romania, featuring three times at the Wenlock Poetry Festival in Shopshire, England. His latest book is Sjovegen (The Sea Road) – 50 tanka for Alvik, translated into Norwegian & launched in Norway in 2015.

He is publisher of Mark Time Books & has convened poetry & festival events in Castlemaine.

Katherine Gallagher is an Australian poet resident in North London since 1979.  She has five full-length poetry collections, most recently Carnival Edge: New & Selected Poems (Arc Publications, 2010) – 'its natural territory the exotic and unknown, the fringe and carnivalesque,’ Jane Holland, Poetry Review. Her sixth collection Acres of Light is due out in 2016,

 Winner of the Warana Poetry Prize, a Royal Literary Fund Bursary and a Society of Authors’ Foundation Grant, Gallagher has been shortlisted or a runner-up in various awards. William Wilde, editor of Australian Poets & Their Works: A Reader’s Guide. (OUP,1996).said of her poetry:  Sensitive, imaginative and at ease in either a colloquial or more formal style, Gallagher is especially impressive when she writes of those close to her or of the general human condition where loss, grief, or sorrow are conveyed with eloquence and compassion.