4 Feb 2018 5-7pm

Join us as we explore the languages of Australia’s first peoples, against the backdrop of the exhibition, Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, at the National Museum of Australia, Canberra.

Journey with our speakers, Sarah Burr, Paul Collis, Lizzie Ellis and Nardi Simpson, as they introduce and define favourite words in language, then discuss why these word are precious and defy translation into

Benjamin Law was impressed by a 'precise, devastating, beautiful piece’ in the New Yorker by Ocean Vuong, A Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read, and sought out his first collection of poetry, Night Sky with Exit Wounds.

He shares two poems from that collection:    'Thanksgiving 2006', saying that what resonates for him is the backstory of a

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