Thank you for all your support during the year.

2018 saw Perth Poetry Club entertain with 76+ feature poets, 800+ open-mikers  1,950+ audience  2,500+ poems

This does not include the following multiple features we had:

  • Recoil 9 Launch (8no.) in May (Thanks to Coral Carter)
  • Perth Poetry Festival Gig (7no.) in August (Thanks to WA Poets Inc)
  • “straight lines” book launch in August (Thanks to Sanna Peden, Coral Carter, Vivienne Glance)
  • “In the Hollow of the Land” city launch in October (Thanks to Glen Phillips and Jan Napier)
  • 4 x Mega Open-mike events in March, June, September, December where ofcourse everyone is a feature

including adhoc or planned special events like:

  • a Young Poets gig - Sara Morgillo, Catherine Jamison, Ciaran Spearink, thanks to Mitchell Thompson
  • Seamus Heaney day - Rose Van Son, Marion Whelligan, Allan Padgett, thanks to Mitchell Thompson

Many thanks to:

  • Elio Novello, Mitchell Thompson and Christine Della Vedova for MC-ing throughout the year
  • Allan Boyd (the antipoet) for website architecture and paying for our domain name
  • the Underlords, especially
  • Larraine Duncan for the weekly emailout
  • Kate Arnautovic for doing the weekly website and Facebook
  • Neil J BRiLO Pattinson for moral guidance, Green Room, Payments, counsel, talent scouting, and ad hoc funstions
  • Coral Carter, our paparazza, Recoil editor, and counsel
  • Chris Arnold, Ann Dyson for counsel
  • JP for counsel and Payments
  • Mitchell Thomson for Green Room, Payments, talent scouting, feature bookings
  • Elio Novello for general organisation
  • Ben Hoare (and Bob White) on the sound desk.
  • the Moon Café for use of the backroom and providing us with a stage.

An extra special thank you to Larraine Duncan and Kate Arnautovic for their work over more than 5 years on website, Facebook and email-outs.

We have a four week break, and then start-back in 2019 via

  6-Jan-19  Northbridge Brunch on Sunday (no poetry) at Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant, 191 James St, Northbridge – 1130am for 12noon

  RSVP by 5-Jan to Tammie Winnett or Elio Novello at or txt to 0417 345 863

Poetry start-back proper on

Saturday 12-Jan-19   First gig – Phillip Hall (NSW)

Also in Jan and Feb, we will have Neil Smith, Fable, Ron Okely book launch, Ananda Barton, Charl Fourie