Poet Ross Gillett book launch hosted by Richard Perry
August 21 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This is the hometown launch of Ross Gillett’s book The Mirror Hurlers, which had its Australian launch last year in Melbourne. Ross is indeed a local, but is well-known at the national level, and has won or been placed or shortlisted in a number of major Australian poetry awards, including the Newcastle and the Peter Porter poetry prizes. The Mirror Hurlers, published by Puncher and Wattmann, will be launched by Richard Perry, an Emeritus Professor of Fine Arts at York University, Toronto, another outstanding poet.
Ross Gillett’s poems have appeared in The Age, The Australian and The Canberra Times and in journals including Meanjin, Quadrant, Overland, Poetry Monash, Island, Antipodes, Going Down Swinging, Blue Dog, Australian Poetry Journal and Australian Poetry Anthology. They featured three times in Black Inc’s The Best Australian Poems. His book The Sea Factory was one of the Five Islands Press New Poets 2006 series. In 2010 he published a chapbook of old and new poems – Wundawax and other poems – with Mark Time Books.
His awards include the Robert Harris Poetry Prize, the Broadway Poetry Prize, the Reason-Brisbane Poetry Prize, the City of Greater Dandenong National Poetry Prize and the Melbourne Poet’s Union National Poetry Prize. Individual poems in this collection have won the Woorilla Poetry Prize, the FAW John Shaw Nielson Award and the 2018 Newcastle Poetry Prize. In 2019 Ross was shortlisted for the Peter Porter Poetry Prize and the Newcastle Poetry Prize.
Please book in advance as numbers are limited.
Option to book $20 ticket includes one glass of Passing Clouds wine at event.