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N E W S : Poets from the North . East . West . South

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Poetry Sydney and Macquarie University are thrilled to present N E W S : Poets from the North . East . West . South; a collaborative venture that celebrates the work of poets from the literary departments of four universities in Sydney and greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The significance of the project on innovations on the partnerships that pools the capacities and resources of Sydney's four institutions.  Rooted in mutual respect and collaborative openness, these partnerships has been roundly embraced by the curatorial team responsible for each of the compass events. 

  • May we please introduce the poets:

    Abbas Ali is a poet from Sydney with a fascination for the ocean, the lonely, the silent and science.

    Stuart Barnes is the author of two poetry collections: Like to the Lark (Upswell Publishing, 2023) and Glasshouses (UQP, 2016), winner of the 2015 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Prize, commended for the 2016 Anne Elder Award and shortlisted for the 2017 Mary Gilmore Award.  He lives and writes on Darumbal country, Rockhampton, Queensland.

    Anne Casey, originally from the west of Ireland and living in Sydney, Anne Casey is author of five poetry collections. A journalist and legal author for 30 years, her work is widely published internationally, ranking in The Irish Times' Most Read.

    Hale Isil Cosar
    is a Sydney based teacher and poet.

    Gareth Cowley
    is a Sydney based poet and multi-disciplinary artist who has exhibited at several galleries and also commissioned pieces as a sculptor, painter and illustrator.

    Jake Goetz's
    poetry and writing have appeared in numerous places and is the Reviews Editor at Plumwood Mountain.

    Nandini Kathuria
    is an Indian poet and writer with two national anthologies to her name and a self-published Zine. 

The events are staged at a state-of-the-art live streaming venue,, at the Knox Street Bar in Chippendale.  Curated by Dr Michelle Hamadache, Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Literature and Language, Macquarie University.

Ambitious in scope, engaging in diverse media poetry from performance, video poetry and animation.  The events in equal parts will stage provocative and playful work that challenges and emotionally resonates.  

Each event will be held live at and also live-streamed simultaneously.  Poetry pod-parties are encouraged to tune-in and share-in the live-stream across the country and internationally.

This project would not exist without the poets.  Above all we wish to acknowledge and commend all participating, who have championed the opportunity to showcase their work with rigour and ingenuity.

Watch the first N E W S event at > Recorded 30 September 2022

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Poetry Sydney acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation,  the traditional owners of the land where we live, create, meet and work.

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