Jill Jones & Pam Brown
will be appearing this month at
The Elbow Room
7 for 7-30pm
Thurs 30th June
$5 entry (includes wine/coffee)
70 Norton St Leichhardt
Ph: 02 9560 3200
Pam Brown’s poetry has been published in many journals both in Australia and internationally. She has published 15 books of poetry and prose (at last count). She has also written reviews, essays, film scripts and performance texts. Her poetry has taken her to a variety of exciting locations. In 1991 she used Australian poetry in assisting English teaching in Hanoi, Vietnam. In 1993 she was a guest at the Festival Franco-Anglais de Poésie in Paris and at the inaugural International Literature Festival in Berlin in August 2001. In 2003 she was a guest at the Australian Studies Centre at the University of Barcelona, as well as spending six months of that year living in Trastevere, Rome, in the B.R. Whiting Studio. She has edited four poetry chapbooks in the Rare Object Series for Vagabond Press and was the poetry editor for the Australian literary quarterly Overland magazine for five years. She is also a contributing editor to the US-based annual of poetry and poetics Fulcrum and the international online journal How2. In 2004 she became the Associate Editor of the online magazine Jacket.
Jill Jones is a poet and writer who lives in Sydney, Australia. Her work has been widely published in most of the leading literary periodicals in Australia as well as in a number of print and online magazines in New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Britain, Italy and India. She has also worked as a journalist and film reviewer. In1993 she won the Mary Gilmore Award for her first book of poetry, The Mask and the Jagged Star (Hazard Press). Her third book, The Book of Possibilities (Hale & Iremonger), was published in 1997. It was shortlisted for the National Book Council 'Banjo' Awards, The Age Poetry Book of the Year award, and the Adelaide Festival Awards. Her fourth book, Screens, Jets, Heaven: New and Selected Poems, was published by Salt Publishing 2002 and won the 2003 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize. A chapbook, Struggle and Radiance: Ten Commentaries, was published in Ireland by Wild Honey Press in 2004. Since then she has published two further chapbooks, Where the Sea Burns (Picaro Press 2004) and Fold Unfold (Vagabond. 2005). Her fifth full-length book, Broken/Open, was published by Salt Publishing in 2005 and launched at the recent Sydney Writers' Festival.