Saturday 1st of April, Derek Fenton!

It’s the master of form Derek Fenton, this Saturday 1st April 2017 at Perth Poetry Club.

Derek Fenton was born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, in 1946. He was educated at Milton School and Natal and Harare Universities. He returned to Milton where he taught English before travelling to Europe. 

After several years in London where he worked as a milkman, labourer and at numerous clerical jobs, he emigrated to WA.  On becoming an Australian citizen he returned to Africa for six years working in Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa which served as the inspiration for much of his poetry.

He now lives back in Australia where he teaches Mathematics and English as a Second Language.  His poetry is informed by the experience of being a migrant and the difficulties of adjustment to a new country and alienation from the old.

Derek has had poems, stories and a literary essay published by Les Murray in Quadrant magazine, poems published in Speedpoets, Mozzie, Poetry New Zealand, The Australian Rationalist, and short-listed for publication in the Westerly.  A humorous poem about the Australian and South African accents was also published in the West Australian.

Please join us at The Moon Café 323 William Street Northbridge this Saturday 2pm-4pm to hear Derek Fenton.  Open-mike as always.

In coming weeks, we have the following features + open mike:


Glen Phillips’ Slings and Arrows 1&2, launch by Bryn Griffiths with Jenny Davis, Jan Napier, Jackson, Peter Jeffery & open-mike


Claire Potter  +  Wendy Beach


Mega Open-mike


… All, not to be missed …