Friday, September 22, 2006

Australian Poet for Saturday's Readings

Of course, you don't need reminding about the readings tomorrow afternoon at Seksen's!

Joining us will be Australian poet, Patricia Sykes currently on an Asialink Residency Programme at Rimbum Dahan and writing the libretto for an opera.

Patricia lives and writes in the Dandenongs in Victoria, and has published two collections of poetry. Her first, Wire Dancing (1999) was commended in the Anne Elder and the Mary Gilmore awards for 2000. Her second, Modewarre: Home Ground appeared in November 2004.

She has also written the poetic text for Mother Tongue, a piece for soprano and fifteen instruments, commissioned by the acclaimed young Australian composer, Liza Lim.

Here's an interview with Andy Jackson about her work which appeared in the Cordite Poetry Review last year. And you can enjoy some of her poems here.

8 comments:

dreamer idiot said...

Wow, cool... Wiriting residentship in Malaysia. The two poems you linked are intesreting, particularly the second one which I found challengingly engaging.

Enjoy the reading....

bibliobibuli said...

wish you could come DI

i heard the wistfulness in the ...

The Great Swifty said...

Wistfulness in what??

Ooooh, guess what? I just went to Jasper Fforde's book-signing! And took photos with him! It was awesome!

Hm, the poems are pretty dark stuff.

bibliobibuli said...

wistful 'cos DI loves poetry and is in kuala terrenganu

will check out your post. you're putting up a lot of interesting stuff, young swifty!

The Great Swifty said...

Hohoho, thanks! I am usually infuse with a major burst of creativity during my filmmaking period.

Anonymous said...

That probably should have been "Rimbun".. but Ribum is so.. British :) like something Roald Dahl might have had in his books.. a frog that goes "Ribum". Hm.

bibliobibuli said...

anon - you're just so witty today :-)

thanks for proofreading

Anonymous said...

Oops.. now it loiks even more fun. I could say a lot about rimming bums (none from personal experience unfortunately) but no, that's probably not what they do under the trees :)