Zoom Poetry Reading

Open Mic + Mark O’Flynn reading from his new book Undercoat: Poems about Paintings to be launched by Peter Minter

Thursday 17 MARCH 2022, 7.30-9.30pm AEDT

Mark O’Flynn’s new book Undercoat: Poems about Painting (Liquid Amber Press) is a beautifully crafted, insightful and often playful exploration of the ways in which both poetic and visual languages can intersect to create exciting new reading experiences.

On 17 March, Mark is our feature poet and Undercoat will be launched by leading Australian poet Peter Minter. Don’t miss this special poetry event – a feast for poets and audience alike.

As ever, there’s also space to hear from open mics – so let us know if you’re interested to read (email us at and put together your best 3 minutes of poetry.


Book your ticket (free) here

Mark O’Flynn

Born in Melbourne, Mark O’Flynn now lives in the Blue Mountains on Dharug–Gundengurra land. He has published six collections of poetry as well as novels, collections of short stories and a memoir. His novel The Last Days of Ava Langdon (2016, UQP) was shortlisted for both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Prime Ministers Literary Award, and was winner of the Voss Literary Award (2017). His poems have won the Banjo Paterson Open Poetry Prize, the Melbourne Poets Union International Poetry Prize, the John Shaw Neilson Poetry Award, the Australian Icons prose poetry competition, the Booranga Prize and the IP Best Poetry Award. He has been shortlisted five times for the Newcastle Poetry Prize.

Liquid Amber Press is thrilled to publish Undercoat: Poems about Painting – Mark’s most recent poetry collection.