Poets’ Corner

Poets’ Corner is WestWords’ monthly encounter with celebrated Australian poets, curated by David Adès. Each month a poet is invited to read and talk about their poetry on a theme of the poet’s choice.

Currently, due to COVID restrictions events are held online. We will be returning to live and hybrid events in 2022.

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander is a Finnish-Australian poet, fiction writer, essayist, and independent scholar. She is the author of four books of poetry: Trigger Warning (UQP 2021), which won a Victorian Premier’s Literary Award; The End of the World (Giramondo 2014), named a best...

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Brett Dionysius

Brett Dionysius

B. R. Dionysius was founding Director of the Queensland Poetry Festival. His poetry has been widely published in literary journals, anthologies,...

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Hani Abdile

Hani Abdile

Hani Abdile is a writer, student and spoken word poet based in the country of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, in Sydney. Hani was forced to...

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Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu

Ouyang Yu came to Australia in mid-April 1991 and has since published 139 books of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, literary translation and criticism...

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Philip Hall

Philip Hall

Between 1987 & 2014, Phillip worked as a teacher of sport & camps throughout regional NSW, Far North Queensland & the Northern Territory. In late...

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Jill Jones

Jill Jones

Jill Jones was born in Sydney and has lived in Adelaide since 2008. Recent books include Wild Curious Air, winner of the 2021 Wesley Michel Wright...

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Toby Fitch

Toby Fitch

Toby Fitch is poetry editor of Overland, a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Sydney, and the director of AVANT GAGA and the Poetry...

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