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Cuplet #2 feat Cahill, Isemonger, Reyes, Wright &more

/cuplet/ is Newcastle's newest monthly poetry night, featuring top class touring and local poets. All sorts of adult beverages, delicious meals, coffees and cakes on offer - whatever you're into.

Optional $10 donation or sponsor a poet for $50 (no luck getting funding yet - fingers crossed for next month!) 



MICHELLE CAHILL's debut fiction Letter to Pessoa won the UTS Glenda Adams Award. She won the Val Vallis Award in Poetry, the Hilary Mantel Short Story Prize and was shortlisted in the ABR Elizabeth Jolley Prize. She was a Fellow at Kingston Writing School, a Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing at UNC, Charlotte and a Fellow at Hawthornden Castle. She is the artistic director of Mascara Literary Review. Her essays have appeared in the Sydney Review of Books, Southerly, Westerly and The Weekend Australian. She co-edited Contemporary Asian Australian Poets and the Vagabond deciBels3 series of poets. 

HOLLY ISEMONGER was the joint winner of the 2016 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize. She is the author of the chapbook Hip Shifts (If A Leaf Falls Press) and Deluxe Paperweight (Stale Objects dePress). She co-edited the latest issue of Cordite and can be found at, on Twitter as @hisemonger.

ED WRIGHT has published a chapbook of poetry The Empty Room with Vagabond Press and a full volume of poetry, When Sky Becomes the Space Inside Your Head, while individual poems and stories have been published in journals such as Meanjin, Island, Overland, Cordite and Snorkel. He has published a novella and eight books of history too. Ed commissions fiction for Puncher & Wattmann and reviews it for The Australian newspaper. He lives in Newcastle where he is, among other things, the Director of the The Creative Word Shop, which provides writing tuition and editing services to young and old. 

JUAN RUBÉN REYES is an artist and poet with an interest in experimental fiction and poetry. He is currently undertaking doctoral studies at the University of Newcastle looking at the relationships between documentary photography and Charles Reznikoff’s Testimony: The United States (1885-1915): Recitative. His primary interest is the gaps inherent in the translation of what is directly perceived, into writing.

CLAIRE ALBRECHT is writing her PhD in Poetry at the University of Newcastle. Her current work investigates the connections between poetry/photography and sex/politics. Claire's poems appear in Cordite Poetry Review, Overland Literary Journal, Plumwood Mountain and The Suburban Review. Her debut chapbook ‘pinky swear’ will be launched in October 2018.

Earlier Event: August 15
Cuplet:: August Mega Launch