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Bread and Circuses: four poets on contemporary absurdities | Surry Hills Festival arts program

Of bread and circuses: four poets on contemporary absurdities

From discursive to percussive, whimsical to darkly dystopian, four poets will present their contemporary spoken absurdities in a relay progression.

Cathy Bray has three chapbooks of poetry published by Picaro Press: The Owl (2010); Mad Woman’s Breakfast (2011) and Poet Tree, (2011)Cathy has had six sell-out salons of poetry and comedy in tiny venues at the Sydney Fringe Festival.  In 2017 Bray found herself taken out of the Sydney Fringe and moved to the Comedy Festival for her show, Childish at The Factory Theatre.

John Carey is an ex-teacher of French and Latin and a sometime actor.  He is known for his comedy and satire. The latest of his five collections is Duck soup & swansongs, published this year.

Tug Dumbly is three-time winner of the Nimbin World Cup of Poetry, an Australian spoken-word veteran and co-founder of Bard Flies, one of Sydney’s first spoken word events.

jenni nixon is a Sydney-based poet and performer whose published work includes café boogie, Agenda! and swimming underground.  Her poetry is widely anthologised in literary journals, including Spineless Wonders, Southerly, First Refuge, Writing to the Wire and Not Very Quiet.

WHAT: SPRING into Surry Hills | Surry Hills Festival arts program
WHEN: 6-8pm Tuesday 18 September 2018
WHERE: Shakespeare Hotel, 200 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010