On the 2nd & 4th
of the month
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
poets featuring in 2017...
April 23rd Viki Mealings
Viki Mealings is a Melbourne poet, musician and singer. She was one of the poets that featured on Audacious 4th edition audio Journal published by Melbourne Spoken Word this year. She was winner of the 2010 Human Rights Arts and Film Festival Poetry Slam. Last year she published a poetry collection entitled Her Poetic Body. She is front woman of the band Brittle Sun who are due to release their EP, Elemental Skin next month. Her poetry explores issues of social justice and inequality.
May 14th Gabrielle Everall
Gabrielle completed a 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.
May 28th Fraser McKay
Fraser Mackay resides in the Pyrenees Ranges in Central Victoria.
He has published in various journals and reads infrequently at literary events.
On occasion Fraser performs some of his work with fellow musicians. His fourth publication opus at 4 was published in 2016.
Jen Jewel Brown
More feature poets
Jez PA Speelman
Sean M Whelan
Hamish Danks Brown
Emilie Zoey Baker
Poets featured in 2016