Poetry on the Move 2017
Poetry on the Move: Boundary Crossings
A Festival of Poetry, 14–21 September 2017
Welcome to the third year of Poetry on the Move, hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) based within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra.
The schedule, spread over eight days, features 75 poets and other contributors, and we are privileged to have such a wealth of creative talent converging on our city during this short space of time.
Poets in Residence: Vahni Capildeo (UK) and Glyn Maxwell (UK)
Poetry on the Move is a three-year poetry project hosted by the International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI) based within the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research (CCCR), Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. The project explores poetry's ability to move from—and interrogate—its place on the printed page.
We look forward to seeing you at many of these events and sharing your passion for poetry on many fronts.
Program Manager, International Poetry Studies Institute (IPSI)
Festival Schedule 2017
Thursday, 14 September
10am: Poetry Workshop – Vahni Capildeo
4pm: Take Five: The Creative Response
6.30pm: Drinks with Dead Poets – Glyn Maxwell
Friday, 15 September
10am: Japanese Translation Workshop (by invitation)
2pm: Japanese Translation Workshop – Rina Kikuchi, Jeffrey Angles
4.30pm: Multilingual Poetry and Translation
6.30pm: Women’s Voices from Japan: A Bilingual Poetry Reading
Saturday, 16 September
10am: Writing Poetry for Children Workshop – Harry Laing (Belconnen Arts Centre)
2pm: Poetic Journeys: two Japanese stories – Hiromi Ito & Mayu Kanamori (National Portrait Gallery)
3pm: Measures of Expatriation: Poetry and displacement (National Portrait Gallery)
7.30pm: Poetry Reading – Hiromi Ito, Keijiro Suga, Vahni Capildeo, Glyn Maxwell (Gorman Arts Centre)
Sunday, 17 September
9.30am: Poetry and Place Ekphrastic Workshop (Belconnen Arts Centre)
12pm: Poetry Reading: Poetry & Place (Belconnen Arts Centre)
2.30pm: Ekphrastic Poetry (National Portrait Gallery)
6pm: Sunday at Smith’s: UWAP Poetry Readings (Smith’s Alternative)
Monday, 18 September
10am: Poetry Workshop – Glyn Maxwell
4pm: Poetry Editing
6.30 pm: Recent Work Press Readings
Tuesday, 19 September
10am: Translation Workshop – Subhash Jaireth
4pm: The Heart of Australia: A Cultural Dialogue; Transforming 'My Country'
7pm: Poetry Reading – Sarah Holland-Batt, Kit Kelen, Stephen Edgar, Judith Beveridge
Wednesday, 20 September
9.30am: Poetry Symposium: Boundary Crossings
7pm: Bad!Slam!No!Biscuit! – feat. Quinn Eades & Paul Magee
Thursday, 21 September
2.30pm: A Celebration of Poetry (including prize announcements)
Poets in residence
As part of our international agenda we are delighted to be welcoming, from overseas, two poets in residence: Vahni Capildeo and Glyn Maxwell.
Vahni Capildeo is a Trinidadian British writer. Her seven publications include Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet) (Forward Poetry Prizes Best Collection award; T.S. Eliot Prize nomination); Simple Complex Shapes (Shearsman), a sequence completed during the Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellowship, University of Cambridge; and Utter (Peepal Tree), inspired by her former job as a lexicographer at the Oxford English Dictionary. She enjoys cross-genre writing and interdisciplinary collaboration, and has created performances based on Shakespeare, Euripides, and Guyanese poet Martin Carter. She writes a regular column for PN Review. Her non-fiction has appeared in adda, Commonwealth Writers’ online gathering of new stories.
Events: Writing workshop (See Festival Program p6); Measures of Expatriation (See Festival Program p10); Reading (See Festival Program p11); Book launch and reading (See Festival Program p23).
Glyn Maxwell has long been regarded as one of Britain’s major poets. His books include Pluto, Hide Now, The Sugar Mile, The Nerve, and his recent selection, One Thousand Nights and Counting. He has won many awards, including the Somerset Maugham Prize, the E.M. Forster Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Several of his plays have been staged in the UK and US. He has written several opera libretti, and his novel, Blue Burneau, was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Prize. He has taught at Princeton, Columbia, and New York University, and reviews poetry for The New York Times.
Events: Drinks with Dead Poets (See Festival Program p7); Reading (See Festival Program p11); Workshop (See Festival Program p14); Keynote (See Festival Program p18); Reading (See Festival Program p23).
Most events take place on the University of Canberra campus in Bruce; for others we move to city centre locations, the Belconnen Arts Centre, and the National Portrait Gallery.
University of Canberra main venue is the Theatrette in Building 1. The Theatrette is opposite the Sizzle japanese cafe and at the back of Mizzuna Cafe. Search for 'Sizzle UC' in Google maps for directions. See also:
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