Poets and poetry in the heart of Sydney, on the city beat
Poetry Sydney partners with Since I Left You (SILY) to present poetry evenings featuring three poets on the third Tuesday of every third month, at a Sydney heritage venue located between three historical storehouses in the CBD.
pie in the sky poets: EAT . LIVE . FLY is a quarterly poetry event held on the third Tuesday of every third month. The reading is host to three feature poets and an open-mic.
Tuesday 20 December 2022: pie in the sky poets | EAT . LIVE . FLY
The year was 2006 Cathy Bray finally bit the bullet and began her Masters in Creative Writing at Sydney University led by Judith Beveridge “you can lie in poetry you know”. Since then she has become a serial offender at the Sydney Fringe, performing 6 times with her satirical performance poetry shows. After which she was scouted to become one of the Fringe’s resident Judge Judys, where she reviewed and nominated shows across the Sydney Fringe. She is a poet and a comedian but not usually at the same time. A loving activist for refugee rights and a rabid grandmother, she’s starting to misbehave in her old age and also writes reviews on events and shows she adores. https://www.cathybraythepoet.com/
Daniel Ionita, is an Australian poet and translator of Romanian origin. He has had his own work published in both his native Romania as well as Australia and the USA. Daniel has been published in bilingual anthologies as a principal translator and editor of volumes such as Testament – 400 Years of Romanian Poetry, a comprehensive collection of Romanian poetry in English from its origins until today. This volume won the most important translation award in Romania, for representing Romanian literature into a foreign language, the Antoaneta Ralian Prize awarded by the International Bookfair Gaudeamus-Bucharest 2019. Other such anthologies include The Bessarabia of My Soul, a representation, also in English, of poets from the Republic of Moldova (for which Daniel was awarded the Poetry Prize of the Literature & Art magazine in the Republic of Moldova – 2018), and Return Ticket from Sydney to Bistrita, A Lyrical Carousel between the Antipodes. His latest collection, Pentimento, has recently been published by Interactive Publications earlier this year. Daniel is the current president of the Australian-Romanian Academy for Culture.
Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad
Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad is an Indian-Australian artist, poet, and improv pianist who serves as an editor for Authora Australis. She holds a Masters in English, and is a member of the North Shore Poetry Collective. Her works have been published internationally in both print and online magazines and anthologies including Cordite Poetry Review, Black Bough Poetry, Bracken Magazine, and Eunoia Review. Her artworks have been featured on the covers of several magazines including Amsterdam Quarterly Yearbook, Stonecoast Review, West Trestle Review, and the Lumiere Review. She won the 66th Moon Prize awarded by Writing in a Woman’s Voice Journal, and her work was long listed for the 2022 Dai Fry Award for Mystical Poetry (Wales). She has been nominated for the 2022 Pushcart Prize, and six times for the Sundress Best of the Net awards. She is the author of three digital micro-chapbooks published by Origami Poems Project (US). She is currently working on her debut full-length, which will be published in 2024. She lives and works in Lindfield, on traditional land of the Eora Nation. Website: www.poetry.oormila.com
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start
Admission: $15 includes a drink of choice
Venue: Since I Left You (SILY)
Venue address: 338 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000
Venue website: sinceileftyou.com.au
Please note, venue capacity is limited and bookings are recommended. The venue is subject to weather conditions.
pie in the sky poets is an open platform for poets @ SILY on the third Tuesday of the month, every third month.
Save these 2023 dates:
Tuesday 21 March 2023
Tuesday 20 June 2023
Tuesday 19 September 2023
Tuesday 19 December 2023
Please email expressions of interest to email@example.com