Join poet Tina Giannoukos and writer Dmetri Kakmi as they take you on an intimate journey through the creative process of poetry. With readings from Tina’s latest collection ‘Bull Days’, Tina and Dmetri will dissect poetic form, discuss the tradition of love poetry and the question of voice. Bookings essential.
About the Authors:
Tina Giannoukos holds a PhD in Creative Writing and has worked in teaching, journalism and law. Her first collection of poetry, In a Bigger City, was published in 2005. Her latest work, Bull Days, was published in 2016. She has lived and worked in Beijing.
Dmetri Kakmi is a writer and freelance editor. In a previous life, he worked as a senior editor at Penguin Books, Australia. His book Mother Land was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literature Awards; Haunting Matilda was a contender for Best Fantasy Novella in the 2015 Aurealis Awards.
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6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Library at The Dock
107 Victoria Harbour Promenade
Melbourne, VIC 3008
The poems in Bull Days grapple with desire, ethics and compassion. From the first, the speaker confronts the challenges of today’s world. Language becomes the ground of the undoing of a relationship that we are not certain has begun. Perhaps it may yet emerge out of the speaker’s contemplation. Multi-voiced, this sequence of fifty-eight sonnets explores the contemporary possibilities of the form.