Thursday, January 21, 2010

out of the box in melbourne



Announcing the February Melbourne launch of the ground-breaking anthology, Out of the Box: Contemporary Australian Gay and Lesbian Poets, edited by Michael Farrell and Jill Jones (Puncher and Wattmann).

To be launched by Christos Tsiolkas and Kathleen Fallon
Tuesday 2nd Feb, 7pm
Hares & Hyenas
63 Johnston St, Fitzroy

Readers at the launch include: Javant Biarujia, Bel Schenk, Maria Zajkowski, Terry Jaensch, Peter Rose, Michael Farrell, Jill Jones and, we hope, Susan Hawthorne.

The event is part of Midsumma, Melbourne's annual gay and lesbian festival.

Other poets in the anthology include David Malouf, Dorothy Porter, Pam Brown, Chris Edwards, Lee Cataldi, Martin Harrison, joanne burns, Scott-Patrick Mitchell, Tricia Dearborn, Kate Lilley, and many others.

Out of the Box is the first contemporary Australian gay and lesbian poetry anthology. These are poems of the 21st century: sexy, sassy, innovative, and real.

Read an interview about the anthology with Michael and me, by Scott-Patrick Mitchell in OUTinPerth and another interview with Maria Zajkowski about the book and her poetry in Cherrie.

Don’t forget, there will be a Sydney launch on Friday 26th Feb at New Mardi Gras, 6pm, Seymour Centre, to be launched by The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG and intermedia academic superstar Anna Gibbs.

If you can't get to the launches or a good Australian bookshop, you can buy it online at abebooks.

3 comments:

Phillip A. Ellis said...

I'm salivating, I want to read it so much!

Jill Jones said...

Hi Phillip,

Hope you get to gorge on it soon. It's out and about in a number of bookshops.

Kelly G said...

Congratulations! Sounds sensational and I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.