John Forbes
Ars Poetica

Raving against the space
where the poem sounds
like a revolving door that
makes the noise a car makes
bumping into the dole –
that’s the target.

                 John Forbes, ‘Ars Poetica’

On January 23rd, 2008, it will be 10 years since the death of the Australian poet, John Forbes, at the age of 47. To mark the anniversary, John’s fellow poets, his family, friends, fans and poetry-lovers in general, are invited to come and celebrate his
life and work.

Speakers include: Jaya Savige on the influence of John Forbes’ work on the younger generation of poets and Pam Brown’s memoir, Petersham Days.

Readers include: Pam Brown, John Tranter, Alan Wearne,
Morgan Smith, Steve Kelen.

John Forbes' …insistences are always exciting, both intellectually and viscerally. He marries The Vulgar and the Elevated in a fashion no one else does, demonstrating the true function of Popular Culture and Cultural Studies is as subject matter for poetry. His vision is constantly making the ordinary extraordinary. His always brilliant similes renew the world, and the word…

                 Don Anderson, cover note to 'Damaged Glamour' (1998)

Saturday, February 02, 2008
3.30 for 4pm Free Event

Venue: gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
RSVP: gleebooks - 9660 2333
Info: Click here

                Ken Searle

                INTROSPECTION : New Drawings

              Opens: 6-8pm Wednesday 16 January 2008
              Closes: 5pm Saturday 2 February 2008

              Watters Gallery
              109 Riley St.
              East Sydney

              Tel: 61 2 9331 2556

              Hours: Tues and Sat: 10am - 5pm
              Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10am -7pm

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