Sunday, April 15, 2018

A Reading

Ali Alizadeh     Pam Brown
Ella O'Keefe    Ann Vickery


Sunday 13th May

The Alderman
134 Lygon Street
Brunswick    Melbourne

everyone welcome

Ali Alizadeh was born in Tehran, the then-capital of the Kingdom of Iran, two years before the Iranian Revolution transformed the country into an Islamic Republic. His family immigrated from Iran when he was 13. He has published a number of books including Eyes in Times of War (Salt Publishing, 2006); with Kenneth Avery, translations of mystical poems of a Sufi master,Fifty Poems of Attar (, 2007),The New Angel (Transit Lounge, 2008),Iran: My Grandfather (Transit Lounge, 2010), Ashes in the Air (UQP, 2011), a fast poeticisation of Jacques Lacan called Acts (Black Rider, 2013), Transactions (UQP, 2013) and, most recently The Last Days of Jeanne D'Arc (Giramondo, 2017). Having decided to leave Australia in search of creative freedom and inspiration, he lived in China for two years until 2007, then in Turkey for another year, before moving to Dubai where he taught writing and literature for three years. He eventually returned to Melbourne, where he lectures at Monash University.

Pam Brown's many books of poetry include Text thing, Authentic Local, Dear Deliria, Home by Dark and Missing up. Pam, a dedicated amateur, has earned a living in a range of occupations. She has been writing, collaborating, editing and publishing in diverse modes both locally and internationally for over four decades. She has come to Melbourne to read a selection from her newest collection from Vagabond Press, Click here for what we do. Over the years she has moved around - living at various times in several towns and cities - but has always returned to live in the perpetually reconstructing city of Sydney.

Ella O'Keefe is a poet and researcher living in Melbourne. Her poems have been published in Cordite, Steamer, Overland Blog, Text Journal and Best Australian Poems. She is a former director of the Critical Animals research symposium. Ella's chapbook Rhinestone was published by Stale Objects dePress in 2015.Her work on radio has been broadcast by 'The Night Air' on Radio National, 'All the Best' on FBI Radio and 'Final Draft' on 2SER FM. She is Audio Producer for Cordite Poetry Review.

Ann Vickery is the author of Devious Intimacy (Hunter, 2015) and The Complete Pocketbook of Swoon (Vagabond Press, 2014). She is also the author of Leaving Lines of Gender: A Feminist Genealogy of Language Writing (Wesleyan University Press, 2000) and Stressing the Modern: Cultural Politics in Australian Women’s Poetry (Salt, 2007). She is co-editor with John Hawke of Poetry and the Trace (Puncher & Wattmann, 2013) and co-editor with Margaret Henderson of Manifesting Australian Literary Feminisms: Nexus and Faultlines (Australian Literary Studies, 2009). Ann was editor-in-chief of HOW2 and is poetry editor of Puncher & Wattmann. She is a Senior Lecturer in Literary Studies at Deakin University and lives in Melbourne