Peter Steele Conversation: Poetry in MotionSat 6 May, 12pm
State Library Village Roadshow Theatrette
Join some of the most exciting and acclaimed poets in the country for a wide-ranging conversation about poetry today for the 2023 Peter Steele Memorial event. The University of Melbourne’s inaugural Poet in Residence Maxine Beneba Clarke speaks with fellow poets Kirli Saunders, Pi.O and Sarah Holland-Batt about their work and practice, the nexus of visual art and poetry, and the spirit-affirming power of verse.
Proudly supported by the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne
Sarah Holland-Batt is the author of three books of poems—most recently, The Jaguar—and a book of essays, Fishing for Lightning. Among other honours, she has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Literary Award for Poet...
Pi.O. is a legendary figure in the Australian poetry scene, the chronicler of Melbourne and its culture and migrations, and a highly disciplined Anarchist. He is the publisher of Unusual Work by Collective Effort Press, ...
Kirli Saunders is many things—a proud Gunai woman, a teacher, an artist and the 2020 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year. She’s also the award-winning writer of novels, poetry and plays, and her latest book Bindi, writt...