8 Sep 2016 6-7.30pm
Wheeler Centre, 176 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne

Bir'yun is a Yolngu word denoting qualities of sparkle, glitter and shine. The word is sometimes used by artists when they are nearing completion of bark paintings. Suddenly the energy of the ancestors comes alive on the bark – and the painting becomes bir'yun.

Lloyd Jones selects fellow New Zealander Ian Wedde, ‘one of many fine New Zealand poets I could have chosen’. Lloyd tells us he has been reading the layered writing of Wedde for over 30 years – as a poet, a novelist and an art critic, and what he admires most is the sense of ‘playfulness on the surface and

We are saddened to hear of the death of John Clarke, friend of The Poet's Voice. We'd like to remember his wonderfully wicked reimagining of Dante's 'Purgatorio' created for our 2013 MWF event 'Purgatorio: Australia Today' - a creator battling their way through the baffling world of funding. It is typical of John that while debunking funding nonsense he also