Monday, 30 May 2011

Fremantle Press seeks performance poets

Fremantle Press invites poets to submit a collection of their work for publication in Fremantle Poets 3: Performance Poets.

Up to ten outstanding performance poets will be chosen for the survey on the basis of their manuscripts and a recorded performance piece.

Fremantle Press poetry publisher Georgia Richter said she hoped the survey would garner the same enthusiastic responses she received for Fremantle Poets 1: New Poets.

“Performance poetry in Western Australia is vibrant and diverse and we can recognise this talent by publishing a title of this kind,” said Richter.

Poets will be selected by an editorial committee comprised of Georgia Richter and Wendy Jenkins of Fremantle Press and guest editor Scott-Patrick Mitchell.

Mitchell, who is currently undertaking a PhD in Performance Poetry at WAAPA, said the publications and events associated with July’s Fremantle Poetry Month were helping him attain new skills in poetry publishing.

“I was published in Fremantle Poets 1: New Poets, performed at the launch, ran a student poetry writing workshop and now I’ve been invited to edit the next edition of Fremantle Poets -- it’s been an exciting process,” said Mitchell.

“I feel I can bring an understanding of how performance poetry is written, performed and the process of becoming a published poet to this new volume as a result of my performance experience and current studies,” he said.

Submissions for Fremantle Poets 3: Performance Poets close on 1 June 2011.

Contributing poets will be announced at the Fremantle Poetry Month launch on 7 July 2011 at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Submission guidelines are available here.

The 2011 Fremantle Press poetry list includes The Argument by Tracy Ryan, The Moving World by Michael Heald and Fremantle Poets 2: Two Poets by Kevin Gillam and Andrew Lansdown.

More information about our free poetry month events, workshops and competitions will be available soon! For the most up to date information, join us on facebook from 1 June 2011.


Fremantle Poetry Month is sponsored by Australian Poetry, dotdotdash magazine, Fremantle Arts Centre, the Fremantle Children’s Literature Centre, the Fremantle Library, Fremantle Radio, Thompson Estate, Out of the Asylum Writers Group, Voicebox and WA Poets Inc.

Media contact: Claire Miller, or 08 9430 6331.

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