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May 4, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
Caravan Slam features rising star ALICE TAME!Open mic 3 minutes original workSign up at 7pm, poets…See More
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April 6, 2017 from 7pm to 11pm
Slammers, time for the Easter Bunny in April! This month we are getting back to basics. Slammers…See More
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Ball and Seminara in Conversation at The Bookplate Book Shop

March 11, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
You are officially invited to come along and join the conversation as Magdalena Ball and Michele…See More
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Les Wicks posted an event

Intense - a poetry workshop with Les Wicks at Community Hall Dangar Island

March 26, 2017 from 10:45am to 5pm
“INTENSE”– poetry workshop with Les Wicks-nearly 6 hours plus substantial prior editorial work in…See More
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Eastern Suburbs Poetry Group at Theory Room, First Floor, Waverley Library

February 12, 2017 from 3pm to 5pm
Monthly - afternoon - second Sunday every month Feb - December. Participants read their own poems…See More
Jan 22
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Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic at Paddington Reservoir Gardens

December 17, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
Come read at the end-of-year social event that celebrates poetry in Sydney and the efforts of those…See More
Dec 8, 2016
Les Wicks commented on Angela Stretch's event 'Invitation | Sydney Poetry Bookers Picnic | 3-6pm Saturday 12 December 2015'
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Polar bears in summer

Posted by Michael Foley on November 19, 2016 at 18:01 0 Comments

Europe’s finest can be found here on the weekends,

Trying hard to be cool and fit into the local scene,

Weekend warriors hoping to make it in the big city,

Luck may find them the partner of their dreams.

After a long hot lazy day spent on the sandy beach,

It’s time to clean up and hit the city at night,

With sand and sea salt still gritting between teeth,

A few long ice cool beers will go down just right.

By nine pm the clubs and pubs are really…




Started by Sasha Jaan in Member Poetry May 24, 2016. 0 Replies

Just as small green tendrils that manage to creep through the concreteSearching for light, fighting for lifeResilient and persevering, surviving with only a glimmer of chanceShe too pushed through the oppressivenessWith not much hopeShe fought and…Continue

We are all poets, or ... poetry in the age of narcissism ...

Started by alan jefferies in Discussions. Last reply by alan jefferies Jun 30, 2016. 4 Replies

We're all poets, or poetry in the Age of Narcissism I encountered this view very early on  in my life as a poet. I remember going to a party in inner-city Sydney in the late seventies. By then I'd been publishing and giving readings for a few years…Continue

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Started by Shirley Evans in Member Poetry Jan 7, 2016. 0 Replies

Watch out, those Magpies may attackand swoop on people from the back!They'll frighten and intimidateintruders to their claimed estate.They're boldly plumed in in black and whitejust like Currawongs at first sight.They carol as they walk aroundand…Continue

Poem delivered at Willoughby Poetry Slam last night

Started by Terry Fogarty in Member Poetry Sep 12, 2015. 0 Replies

GLENDA’S STORIES Pubs, I’ll tell you pubs, best places in the worldPeople treat barmaids, with respect, my wordNot like blokes, blokes, damn blokesThey lay and cheat, who’d believeA girl from the streets Bloody Irishman, smooth, as a good Scots on…Continue



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