Saturday 9th of September, Ben Riddle!

Our feature poet is Ben Riddle, this Saturday 9th September 2017 at Perth Poetry Club.

Ben Riddle is a contemporary poet based in Perth, Western Australia.  Ben Riddle won the 2014 Fred Simpson Prize for English Verse, and is currently Co-Director of the Said Poets Society.

Ben has been published in Australia, Europe and the United States; notably in Trove Journal, The Travelling Poet and the Stormcloud Poets Anthology. He has done backflips off buildings, stages and every serious commitment he’s ever made in his life.

Recently, Ben’s been devoting more of his time to performance poetry and teaching, recently featuring at Spoken Word Perth’s Grow, and Jugular’s Art Compost.

New poem posted every Sunday on as are shorter poems and essays posted whenever they’re written.  Ben takes commissions for poetry, and suggestions for where to submit his work. He also gives workshops as part of the Said Poets Society, bookings on:

If you knew Ben’s true surname you would say it is a riddle.  Suspicion is that Ben Riddle would have a hard time being accepted as a member of Federal Parliament these days or perhaps not.  See and hear for yourself this Saturday 2pm-4pm at The Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge.  Open-mike as always, according to the Speaker of the House.

The next few weeks, we have the following features + open mike:


Ben Riddle


David Cox + Jacob Kemp


Mega Open-Mike Event or TBA


… All, not to be missed …