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The Queensland Poetry Festival hits our city in August with a plethora of poems, spoken word and comedy. Breaking us out of our everyday monotony with the impact of Anisa Nandaula’s words, the festival this year has the theme of Distant Voices. Voices from across the globe cut through the strata of society to highlight social issues from racism to inequality.
The Queensland Poetry will be returning for its 20th year packed full of film, performance, panels, music, comedy and of course poetry.
If you’re a poet, a performance artist or just a lover of words with a very short attention span, mark the Queensland Poetry Festival down in your diary. Under the new creative management of David Stavanger and Anne-Marie Te Whiu, and with a huge line-up of artists and events, the biggest event in Brisbane poetry is looking better than ever.
Queensland’s biggest weekend for poetry and the people who write it may still be many months away, but the deadline for submissions is fast approaching. If you’re a poet, spoken word artist or performer wanting to take your work to a larger audience, the Queensland Poetry Festival could be your chance.
If you’ve been itching to see some good cabaret or burlesque, then the Judith Wright Centre is sure to start your year off with a bang with a bumper lineup of Australia’s best acts coming in February and March.
For those of you have entered the world of poetics, I am almost 100 per cent sure you’ve encountered a conversation that has gone a little something like this, “you write poetry?! Uhm, why?!”
Wherever you find poetry, you’ll often …