Pie in the sky poets: EAT . LIVE . FLY is a quarterly poetry event on the third Tuesday of every third month and hosts three feature poets.
The series provides a spotlight on Australian heritage and literary culture, each event features three poets, who nominate an Australian poet of their choice and read/perform a selection of their poems. All poets that read/perform can submit to be included in the second annual pie in the sky poets Aural Anthology for 2022.
To register for the opening reading, you will need to confirm a ticket, then email: email@example.com
pie in the sky poets is in the spirit of the Flying Pieman, William Francis King, who peddled his pies the streets of Sydney delivering impromptu public orations on the pies he had for sale and the politics of the day in the late nineteenth century. Known as the Flying Pieman he devised all manner of opportunities for public entertainment on the urban inner city pedestrian thoroughfares capturing the imagination of chroniclers and artists at the time in Sydney. *
The reading event is a continuation from a series of six events held in association with the York Clarence Kent Laneways (YCKL) Block activation project under the direction of the precinct President and Manager of SILY.
Presented by Poetry Sydney and SILY. poetrysydney.org
Albert Lin is a spoken-word poet, musician, general jack-of-all-trades, and person with a day job. He graduated from UNSW in 2019 with a combined degree in Commerce and Science, majoring in Taxation and Psychology. He doesn’t take himself very seriously, and thinks the same of his work.
Albert started writing a poem a day in February 2017, and has continued this habit to this day (aside from one odd day in late 2017). He was a recent artist in residence at Shopfront, which culminated in a solo-production, Of Stars and Street Lights, at 107 Projects. His work focuses mostly on love and wonder and joy, while also exploring his life and emotions on any given day. He thinks art should be about happiness and enjoyment, and that love is the crux of what his work aspires to be.
Ross Donlon (Melbourne)
Ross Donlon has published 5 books of poetry, most recently ‘For the Record’ and ‘The Bread Horse.’ He is represented in a number of anthologies both in Australia and abroad, with themes such as: This House My Body, The Great War, Refugees, Hope, Love, The Moon Landing, Sydney Rivers, Sydney Crime. He is originally from Sydney and now lives in Castlemaine where he convenes Agitation Poets – Poetry from Agitation Hill and is publisher of Mark Time Books. Winner of two international poetry prizes as well as the Launceston Cup, premier spoken word event of the Tasmanian Poetry Festival and The Dorothy Hewett Flagship Fellowship. His sequence, The Blue Dressing Gown was a radio feature on Radio National. Widely travelled he has read in most Aust022ralian poetry festivals as well as other festivals in the UK and Ireland and other readings in Europe. Translated into Chinese and Spanish and in Norwegian in Sjovegen (The Sea Road) and Skriv pa Hardangerfjorden (Writing on Hardangerfjord), he collaborates as a lyricist with Norwegian and Australian composers – jazz and country rock pop.
Tickets are $15 which includes a house beer, wine, spirit, or soft drink on arrival.
Time: Doors from 6pm, event kicks off 6:30 pm
Place: 338 Kent St, Sydney (SILY Courtyard)