World Poetry Day at the LibraryPosted Monday 06 March 2017
Held every year on 21 March, World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Practiced throughout history – in every culture and on every continent – poetry speaks to our common humanity and our shared values, transforming the simplest of poems into a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace.
To celebrate World Poetry Day on 21 March, local Mosman poets Barbara Fisher and Carol Jenkins, will visit Barry O’Keefe Library for poetry readings focusing on fashion and food.
Carol Jenkins has two published collections of poetry Fishing in the Devonian (2008) and Xn (2013), both of which were shortlisted for Premiers Literary Awards and an illustrated novel. Her poems have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, French and Russian. She has been a guest at various literary festivals and in 2016 she was a judge for the Newcastle Poetry Prize. In 2007 Carol launched River Road Press, which has recorded and published audio CDs of Australian poets.
Barbara Fisher has won various awards including the Grenfell Henry Lawson Prize. She has also been represented in a number of anthologies including Best Australian Poetry 2007 and Women’s Work in 2014. In December last year she published her fourth book of poetry, Rescued from Time with Ginninderra Press.