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For Sappho's final poetry night of the year, Tuesday the 13th, we are staging a gala night featuring four poets - Felicity Plunkett, Kate Middleton, Fiona Wright and Pip Smith - plus the usual open mic section. Please come to Sappho from 7pm for what promises to be a wonderful night of poetry, tapas, wine and revelry.
Felicity Plunkett's debut collection, Vanishing Point (UQP, 2009), won the Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize and was short-listed for several other awards. She has a chapbook, Seastrands (2011), in Vagabond Press' Rare Objects series and is the editor of Thirty Australian Poets (UQP, 2011). Since 2010 she has been poetry editor with UQP.
Kate Middleton is the author of Fire Season (Giramondo, 2009), awarded the Western Australian Premier's Award for Poetry in 2009, and shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year in Poetry. In September 2011 she became the inaugural Sydney City Poet. She is currently working on her second book of poetry.
Fiona Wright's poetry has been published in the Age, the Australian Literary Review, and Black Inc.'s Best Australian Poetry. She was awarded an Island of Residencies placement at the Tasmania Writers' Centre in 2007, and an Emerging Writers' Grant by the Literature Board of the Australia Council in 2010. Her first collection, Knuckled, is published by Giramondo.
Pip Smith runs the monthly short fiction night 'Penguin Plays Rough', and edited the group's first book The Penguin Plays Rough Book of Short Stories. She has had her poems and stories published in Voiceworks, HEAT, Island Magazine, Pan Magazine and Going Down Swinging, and recently as part of Picaro Press' Wagtail series. With the help op of a Varuna Fellowship, she has a collection of poems forthcoming in 2012.
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