Brew: 30 Years of Poetry At The Pub Newcastle
Copies now available from MacLeans bookshop, Newcastle at $25
Newcastle’s Poetry At The Pub is Australia’s longest-running spoken word venue. PATP celebrates 30 years of poetry with the publication of Brew: 30 Years of Poetry At The Pub Newcastle – selected poems from 34 anthologies, edited by Dael Allison.
Upcoming Readings are at the Wickham Park Hotel, corner of Maitland Road and Albert St, Wickham, commencing at 7.30pm. All meetings include an open reading bracket. Gold coin donation requested.
April 30 – TBA
May 21 – 6pm AGM
7.30 reading with Pete Brown’s Love Minus Zero: The Dialectic of Existentialism and Religious Faith in Bob Dylan’s Lyrics –
Note this is also a protest themed evening. Bring along your protest poems
This was a labour of love. Completed in 1995 as a University of Newcastle MA thesis, supervised by Imre Salusinszky, it covers ground suggested by the title, but also Dylan’s roots in American Literature from colonial times until the present day, including authors Dylan himself refers to in his 2017 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, such as Herman Melville. There are references to Carl Sandburg, Kenneth Patchen and the Beats; and to Dylan’s roots in American folk music. Pete has been interested in Dylan since first hearing “Blowing in the Wind” on the radio, back in 1962, aged seven. Pete is not alone in considering Dylan as one of the foremost artists of our time! The book contains a Foreword by Michael Sharkey which delves into this and other issues. It is available as an ebook through Amazon, Kindle, and other electronic outlets by punching in the ISBN, which is “ISBN: 9780648140917”.
June 18 – TBA
July 16 – 52 Poem Project
July 30 Jane Williams 5th Monday sponsored by the Wicko
August 20 – Steve Armstrong book launch Broken Ground
Poetry at the Pub is on the 3rd and 5th Mondays of the month. Mostly.
Information courtesy of P@tP publicity