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.

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, newspapers and online. He is the author of one artist’s book, The Barflies’ Chorus (1995, Lyrebird Press), four poetry...

Previous Episodes

Robyn Rowland

Robyn Rowland

Robyn Rowland, an Irish-Australian citizen, has been living between Ireland and Victoria for over 30 years, and working in Turkey since 2009. Since...

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Juan Garrido-Salgado

Juan Garrido-Salgado

Juan Garrido-Salgado immigrated to Australia from Chile in 1990, fleeing the regime that burned his poetry and imprisoned and tortured him for his...

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Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara

Michele Seminara is a poet and editor from Sydney. Her writing has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as...

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Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence has published seventeen books of poems and novel. His most recent collection is ‘Ken’ (Life Before Man, 2021). His books and...

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Rachael Mead

Rachael Mead

Rachael Mead is a South Australian poet, writer and arts reviewer. The most recent of her four poetry collections, The Flaw in the Pattern, was...

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Damen O’Brien

Damen O’Brien

Damen O'Brien is a multi-award-winning Brisbane poet. In 2021, Damen won the Cafe Writers Poetry Competition, the Magma Judge's Prize, the MPU...

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