Events

Zoom Poetry Reading

September Poetry Night

Thursday SEPTEMBER 23, 7.30-9.30pm AEST

Poetry reading extravaganza – featuring poet Sarah Rice with her exciting criss-cross of poetry and the visual – plus open mic – go zoom!

To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears. (Octavio Paz)

Join us on good old zoom for Liquid Amber Press’ next night of poetry enjoyment. We’re thrilled that Canberra poet Sarah Rice will be our featured reader on the night. We’ll have space for about 15 open mics, so if you’d like to read, book a spot by contacting us on info@liquidamberpress.com.au – or take your chances on the night!

Book your ticket (free) here

Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice

Sarah Rice is interested in the intersection between poetry, philosophy, music and art. Her reading will be a feast for eye and ear alike, with readings from her ekphrastic poetry, accompanying images, and selections from her cross-media collaborations.

Sarah’s poetry collection Fingertip of the Tongue (UWAP) won the Eyelands International Book Award, and was shortlisted in the ACT Publishing Awards, and her limited-edition art-poetry chapbook Those Who Travel is held in the permanent collection of the Australian National Gallery and other institutions.

Sarah’s work has been widely published and anthologised, and her most recent art-poetry chapbooks Care-Stop, and Text/ure are published by Recent Work Press.

Zoom Poetry Reading

November Lockdown Poetry Launch with Tricia Dearborn

Thursday NOVEMBER 18, 7.30-9.30pm AEDT

Thank heavens for the fearlessness of poetry and the tenacity and wisdom of its many voices.

At Lockdown Poetry in July 2021, we heard an amazing and sometimes confronting array of different experiences of and responses to the pandemic – from both established and emerging poets. Our first chapbook Lockdown Poetry: The Covid Long Haul is a celebration of those voices. Together with images from Sharon Monagle, this wonderful anthology celebrates the ways in which poetry can help us manage and make sense of our lives in these strange – and ever stranger – times.

On November 18, we’re thrilled that Lockdown Poetry will be launched by remarkable poet Tricia Dearborn who will also read from her own work. As ever, there’s also space to hear from open mics – so let us know if you’re interested on info@liquidamberpress.com.au

Book your ticket (free) here

Tricia Dearborn

Tricia Dearborn

Tricia Dearborn is an awarding-winning poet, writer and editor. Her latest books are Autobiochemistry, from UWAP, and She Reconsiders Life on the Run, an International Poetry Studies Institute Chapbook, both published in 2019.

Tricia was a poet in residence at the 2019 Poetry on the Move Festival and a judge of that year’s University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s International Poetry Prize.

Tricia also writes fiction and was the winner of the 2021 Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize.