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Feature poets

On the 2nd & 4th


of the month

at 2pm


42 Albert Street


West Word poetry has a different feature poet at every session. We pay our features through our book raffle. All proceeds from the raffle go to the feature poet on the day.


Many wonderful new and second-hand books are donated to West Word poetry every year, which can be won by those people who choose, on the day, to enter the book raffle and fund the feature poet.

West Word Poetry is asking for a FUME REDUCTION POLICY in our poetry space, this does not extend to the bar or any other space in the Dancing Dog Cafe, nor is it the cafe policy, it is simply for the poetry event, simply understanding a complex social environmental issue, human rights issue and doing something proactive about it, because poets are forward thinking, and sensitive to the needs of people who are vulnerable/ being harmed.

People are not use perfumes & colognes, or heavy use of spray deodorants.

While the space has an open door, it can get congested and cause suffering to those who have had over-exposure to these substances, or conditions like cancer. 38% of the population suffer from the extensive use of petroleum-based substances that are brought in by personal scent products. Substances such are propylene glycol, in these products are carcinogenic, harm asthmatics and people with sensitivities/ allergies, and do need to be banned, however bureaucracy can take a while.

West Word poetry

poets featuring in 2018...

March 25th     Gabrielle Everall


Completed PhD in creative writing at The University of Western Australia.  While doing the PhD she wrote her second book of poetry, Les Belles Lettres. Her first book of poetry is called Dona Juanita and the love of boys.  She has been published in numerous anthologies including The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry, The Turnrow Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, Performance Poets and The Fremantle Press Anthology of Western Australian Poetry edited by John Kinsella and Tracy Ryan.  She has performed her poetry at the BDO, Overload, NYWF, Emerging Writer’s Festival and Putting on an Act.  She has also performed at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  She currently studies at Melbourne University.



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Emma Kathryn

Cheung-Ling Wong

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Rob Cairns


Laura Fisher

Anna Forsyth

Lisa McLean

Viki Mealings

Gabrielle Everall

Fraser McKay

Gemma White

John Mckelvie

Yvette Stubbs

Hamish Danks Brown

Found & Sound

Jake Blatchly & Max Voice

Jen Jewel Brown

Rowena Molloy

Brendan Bonsack

Sandy Jeffs

Marty vs Smarty

Elizabeth Etta

Farah Beaini







Poets featured in 2017

Poets featured in 2016

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Bronwen Manger

Will Beale

Emily Polites

Alison Croggon

Jez PA Speelman

Cam Black

Anna Fern

Sean M Whelan

Viki Mealings

Hamish Danks Brown

Paul Mitchell

Gabrielle Everall

Joe Dolce

Di Cousens

Petr Malapanis

Jade Pisani

Claire Gaskin

Rikki Livermore

Pauline Brooks

Lily Chan

Emilie Zoey Baker