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23 August 2023

Capital Letters Poetry Salon

Capital Letters and the ANU's School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics is hosting a poetry salon on Wednesday 23 August, 6 for 6:30 at the Street Theatre. Come listen to new work from Elfie Shiosaki, SJ Burton, AJ Carruthers, Jacqui Malins and Louis Klee.

Elfie Shiosaki is a Noongar and Yawuru writer, as well as an Associate Professor at the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the ANU. Her research and teaching explores Indigenous desires for human rights and self-determination. She was Westerly magazine’s inaugural Editor for Indigenous Writing (2017–2021), and her debut poetry collection Homecoming (Magabala Books, 2021) was winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Prize for an emerging writer, as well as being shortlisted for the Stella Prize, the ALS Gold Medal and the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

SJ Burton is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in English at the ANU. She is a writer of fiction, poetry and criticism and her work focuses on archives, places and community. She has published in Westerly, The Conversation, The Sydney Review of Books and Plath Profiles and is a proud Wiradjuri woman. 

AJ Carruthers is a poet, author of AXIS Z Book 3 (Cordite, 2023), AXIS Book 2 (Vagabond, 2019), AXIS Book 1: 'Areal,' (Vagabond, 2014), and books of criticism; Literary History and Avant-Gardes in the Antipodes: Languages of Invention (2024, forthcoming EUP), and Notational Experiments in North American Long Poems: Stave Sightings (Palgrave, 2017).

Jacqui Malins is an artist and poet. Her first poetry collection, F-Words, was published in 2021 (Recent Work Press). Jacqui co-founded Mother Tongue Multilingual Poetry in 2015, was part of the organising team for That Poetry Thing at Smiths until 2021, and directs the Poetic City Festival.

Louis Klee is an Australian writer and philosopher. He is currently writer-in-residence at the Centre for Australian Literary Cultures. He teaches literature and philosophy at the University of Cambridge, where he is a Junior Research Fellow at Clare College. His poetry has been published in the TLS, Meanjin, and other places. He was co-winner of the Peter Porter Prize in 2017 for his poem 'Sentence to Lilacs'. 

This is a free event.
To manage numbers please RSVP with your name and phone number to by Monday 21 August.


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The Street Presents
Capital Letters Poetry Salon

Wednesday 23 August, 6:30pm

This is a free event.
To manage numbers please RSVP with your name and phone number to by Monday 21 August.

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
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