LA MAMA POETICA
Featuring Peter Bakowski, Gabrielle Everall, Joe Dolce & Tina Giannoukos.
PETER BAKOWSKI has been writing poetry exclusively for 32 years. He has been writer-in-residence in Rome, Paris, Macau, Suzhou (China), and in various parts of Australia. His poems appear in literary journals worldwide and have been translated into Arabic, Bahasa-Indonesian, Bengali, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Polish. In 2015, Editions Doucey of Paris published a bilingual edition of his Selected Poems. His most recent collection is ‘The Courage Season’.
GABRIELLE EVERALL completed her PhD in creative writing at The University of Western Australia, during which time she wrote her second book of poetry, ‘Les Belles Lettres’. Her first collection was ‘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 a range of festivals and events, including at The Bowery Poetry Club in New York and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She currently studies at Melbourne University.
JOE DOLCE is a poet, singer, songwriter, composer, and writer and performer of the most successful Australian song in history. His poetry appeared in Best Australian Poems 2015 & 2014. He was shortlisted for both the Newcastle Poetry Prize and Canberra Vice-Chancellor’s Poetry Prize in 2014. Winner of the 25th Launceston Poetry Cup. Published in Meanjin, Monthly, Southerly, Cordite, Canberra Times, Quadrant, Australian Poetry Journal, Overland, Contrappasso, and Antipodes (US). Recipient of the Advance Australia Award. Presently on staff at the Australian Institute of Music teaching Composition, Ensemble, and Personal Tutoring in setting lyrics and poetry to music.
TINA GIANNOUKOS has published two collections of poetry. Her second collection, Bull Days (Arcadia, 2016), was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2017 and longlisted for the Australian Literature Society Gold Medal 2017. She has read her work in Athens and Beijing. She has also lived in Greece and China. She holds a PhD in creative writing from the University of Melbourne.