Monday, September 24, 2007

Friday 5 October

You are invited to:

Audio interviews with poets and the collaborative poem online at from October 5th 2007

Launch of Art & About and poem projections at 6PM October 5th 2007, Customs House forecourt, Circular Quay, Sydney

Audio Time Capsule release live and digitally at 6PM October 5th 2030, Customs House forecourt, Circular Quay, Sydney


Jane Gibian - Paddington Public School
Ed Wright - Ultimo Public School
Anna Kerdijk Nicholson - Glebe Public School
Bravo Child - Newtown Public School
Romaine Moreton - Bourke St Public School
Elena Knox - Plunkett St Public School
Brook Emery - Crown St Public School
Gareth Jenkins - St Mary’s Public School

Red Room Remains is an audio time capsule which stores 8 contemporary Australian poets’ visions of the poetic future. It will be released, online and in a public space, 23 years from now, in October 2030.

Each poet has contributed an original poem or series of statements about the state of poetry and language to the capsule, which is digitally archived. The capsule also features details about the everyday life and literary habits of each poet at the time of recording.

To accompany the audio capsule each poet has provided an object which will be stored in The Red Room to be opened in 2030, alongside the audio broadcasts.

The capsule is part of a project developed with The City of Sydney has which created eight poems for digital projection on The AMP Building, Circular Quay during Art & About 2 October 2007 – 21 October 2007.

These poems were jointly written by poets, selected by The Red Room Company, and students of 8 Sydney primary schools. These poems were illustrated by the students during a poetry workshop.

The eight poets were interviewed about their experiences in writing the collaborative poems, the content of which had to convey the children’s predictions of Sydney in 2030.

The audio interviews also contain recordings of the poem used in the digital projection.

The audio interviews and poets reading of their projected poem will be online at from 9AM on October 5th, 2007.


Live Poets at Don Bank

Wednesday, 26 September

Live Poets at Don Bank, 6 Napier St North Sydney

Live Poets welcomes Kate MacLurcan and Ben Ezra.

As usual there is an Open Section where anyone can recite, sing, tell a story or play an instrument.

Doors Open 7.30 pm and $7 admission includes supper and drinks.

Further info: Danny Gardner 9896 6956 or

Thursday, September 13, 2007


Tomorrow's PoeticA

Tomorrow's edition of PoeticA on Radio National is dedicated to Jack, a verse novel by Judy Johnson that is "based around the pearl shell industry in the Torres Strait in the 1930s". (Quotation from the PoeticA website, which can be found

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