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

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.











Feb 12th

Feb 26th

March 12th

March 26th

April 9th

April 23rd

May  14th

May 28th

June 11th

June 25th

July 9th

July 23rd

August 13th

August 27th

September 10th

September 24th

October 8th

October 22nd

November 12th

November 26th

December 10th









Rob Cairns


Laura Fisher

Anna Forsyth

Lisa McLean

Viki Mealings

Gabrielle Everall

Fraser McKay







Jen Jewel Brown













More feature poets



Feb 14th

Feb 28th

March 13th

March  27th

April 10th

April 24th

May 8th   

May 22nd 

June 12th

June 26th

July 10th

July 24th

August 14th

August 28th

September 11th

September 25th

October 9th

October 23rd

November 13th

November 27th

December 11th







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







Poets featured in 2016