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Cuplet #10:: Duggan, Ireland, Mordue + Seminara

  • The Beaumont Hamilton 68 Beaumont Street Hamilton (map)

Ten whole Cuplets! What do you call that? In any case, we’re celebrating it by hosting Laurie Duggan, Ivy Ireland, Mark Mordue and Michele Seminara. What a lineup!

Bring your tenner if you have one (and we take card now too) to donate to Cuplet - otherwise please just enjoy and do what you can to share the word. Local emerging artists follow the features.


LAURIE DUGGAN is a renowned Australian poet, editor, and translator. His most recent books are Selected Poems 1971-2017 (Shearsman, 2018) and Afterimages, a limited edition work from Polar Bear. He lived in the UK from 2006 to 2018 and is now living back in Sydney.

IVY IRELAND is a writer who run a second-hand bookstore café. She has been awarded the Australian Young Poet Fellowship and the Harri Jones Memorial Prize for poetry Her poems have been published in various magazines and anthologies around the world. Ireland’s first book, Incidental Complications, was published in 2007 and her collection Porch Light was published in 2015 with Puncher & Wattmann.

MARK MORDUE is the author of the poetry collection Darlinghurst Funeral Rites (Transit Lounge Books) and the chapbook Things That Year (Vagabond Press). He is an internationally published journalist and the former editor of Neighbourhood. Mark was also the winner of the 2010 Pascall Prize: Australian Critic of the Year.

MICHELE SEMINARA is a poet from Sydney. She has published a full length collection, Engraft (Island Press, 2016), and two chapbooks: Scar to Scar (written in collaboration with Robbie Coburn, PressPress, 2016) and HUSH (Blank Rune Press, 2017). Michele is also Managing Editor of online creative arts journal Verity La.

and your host CLAIRE ALBRECHT, whose lotto numbers are 16, 23 and 77.