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Poetry Book Club

Wednesday March 13, 2019
19:00 - 20:00
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Billy Collins calls poems “chapels for ordinary experience”. This is a meet up to share poems and poets who have touched you or galvanised you, from classics such as Wordsworth or Dickinson, to contemporary poets such as Tony Hoagland or Mary Karr.

Bring one or a small number of poems – not your own, just those you treasure by other poets – and share them with the group. There will be plenty of time to discuss the meaning of the poem and digress at every and any tangent.

Poetry Book Club is hosted by Thomas Wilson and Duc Dau.

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Thomas M. Wilson

Thomas M. Wilson writes and thinks about literature and the environment, about our place on the land and in our bodies. Wilson’s most recent book, Stepping Off: Rewilding and Belonging in the South-West (Fremantle Press, 2017) is part environmental history, and part answer to the question “where do I come from?”

Duc Dau

Duc Dau's love of poetry started when she suddenly woke up from a doze in a year 12 class on Coleridge's "This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison." Her teacher was at that point reading the poem with immense passion, and upon waking up, Duc had a revelation that poetry was the most remarkable genre in the English language.

Venue
Centre for Stories
100 Aberdeen Street Northbridge
WA, 6003

Public Transport
Centre for Stories is a ten minute walk from the Perth train station and the Perth busport, and is serviced by regular CAT buses.

Parking
Parking is available at the CPP Aberdeen Street car park (25 metre walk) or at Wilsons car park on Zempilas St (10 metres).

Access
Wheelchair access is provided. Centre for Stories aims to be an inclusive and supportive community venue, please contact us if you have any questions.

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