Tonight at the Wicko Park Hotel in Wickham, Newcastle guest poet Meg Dunn performed in a blaze of orange light and movement. It was wonderful to see a performance poet as experienced as Meg thrilling us with her art. According to the Poetry at the Pub newsletter:
“Dunn has been a professional theatre practitioner for most of her working life, toured internationally with Zeal Theatre, nationally with the comedy Mum’s the Word, and taught drama and poetry in educational institutions. She has produced two books and is working on a major verse novel titled Komodo which she hopes to publish this year.”
Also performing her poetry at the pub was Janette Hoppe who read two of her vivid and intense short poems. Janette Hoppe and Jan Dean are contributing poets to 100 tanka by 100 poets and read some of their poetry last night at Hornsby at the launch of the tanka anthology of Australian and New Zealand poets edited by Ameli Fielden, Beverley George and Patricia Prime and available from Ginninderra Press.
Collections of Janette, Jan and Meg’s poetry is available to purchase at The Press Book House through Starving in a Garret