Queensland Poetry Festival
Come to the party for Avant Yard, a spoken-word showcase from the community stronghold of the suburban front yard, where good fences make good neighbours.
Two Friday nights. Two different lineups.
Friday 13th – Homemakers
Jarad Bruinstroop, Pascalle Burton, Loki Liddle, Anisa Nandaula, Rae White (MC)
Friday 20th – Demo Day
Chloe Callistemon, Huda Fadlelmawla, Bec Jessen , Naavikaran, Zenobia Frost (MC)
Ten poets riff on building and dismantling; isolation and community; kit homes and Deliveroo.
This event will be Auslan interpreted.
Poetry is one of the most enduring aesthetic and cultural practices of human history. Especially in Australia, with its legacy of unbroken Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, poetry is born from oral storytelling and song and demonstrates the expressive power of language as both a creative practice and cultural experience.
Queensland Poetry Festival Inc. (QPF) is an independent festival and arts organisation, which exists to support, cultivate and promote a vibrant poetry and spoken word culture in Queensland, as well as Australia and beyond. Our approach is one of inclusion, diversity of voices, and respect for culture.
We base our work on the belief that poetry and the arts reflect and provoke the depth of thinking and feeling necessary for open-minded and progressive communities to thrive.