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Festival Program

City Program

Peter Steele Lecture: The Spark of Poetry

Thu 9 Sep, 6.30pm
The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space

What alchemy occurs when we put ourselves in the presence of poetry? Hear from award–winning poet, editor, critic and Associate Professor in Creative Writing Sarah Holland-Batt as she delivers a riveting address on the task of poetry and how it may reconcile us to the world and the scope of our mortal lives. The event is presented in partnership with the Peter Steele Poetry Trust and Melbourne Humanities Foundation to honour the late poet who believed that ‘good poetry braves the elements at once of life and of art’.

Supported by the Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne

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1 hour

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Sarah Holland-Batt is an award-winning poet and critic. She is currently the Judy Harris Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, and an Associate Professor at QUT. A book of her essays on contemporary poetry, Fishing for Lightning: The Spark of Poetry, is forthcoming from UQP.

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