Saturday 8th May, Kristen Lang (Tas) + Peta Nottle + open-mike!, at the Moon and on Zoom

This Saturday 8th May 2pm-4pm we have the wonderful poets Kristen Lang (Tas) & Peta Nottle + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom.

Kristen Lang (Tas) BIO

"I live and write in north-west Tasmania.  My backyard leads into the foothills of a 1200m mountain.  Small fry compared to some but not bad for a morning’s climb.  One of the tracks, known as the face track, rises steeply between huge, leaning slabs of rock, gum trees giving way to myrtle beech and then to the shrubs of the plateau.  It’s a place I know well, and that I love.  My poetry celebrates such places.  It asks, as well, what our relationships to them have been and might become.

My most recent book, Earth Dwellers, limelights our exchanges with the natural world, probing the ecosphere's entanglements with who and how we are as well as our impacts upon it.  The book has been published by Giramondo Publishing.  More here:

On the back of the book, David Brooks refers to the collection’s “deep wisdom, an engrossing meditation upon our profound interconnectedness”.   I hope that’s true. Less formally, Hobart poet, Gina Mercer, has described the poems as being “as marvellous as clouds”.  I hope that’s true too.

Till May 8th (affectionately known as the other Australia Day, Mate Day, M8 Day). Till then.

PS: My other books, SkinNotes (2017), The Weight of Light (2017) and Let me show you a ripple (poems and photographs, 2008), are available on my website ("

Peta Nottle has had a full and interesting life growing up in remote towns in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of WA.  She went to boarding school for her high schooling years and commenced nursing school in 1965.  Her career has spanned 54 years and she still today is a Registered Nurse running a Not for Profit Holistic Healing Clinic. 

She has always had a love for poetry and storytelling.  She wrote her first poem in 1991, on the banks of the Murray River, whilst doing a locum at Pinjarra Hospital.  Many poems followed during that year whilst she was a District Office Nurse for the WA Health Department.  Peta is a firm believer in Writing to Heal.

She writes Meditations/Poetry and is a mentor healer for National and International Healing Modalities in Energy Medicine that nurses have always been allowed to use in practice.  Peta is about to publish her memoirs from 1950 to present in the next couple of weeks.  Her early poems are included in these memoirs.

Please join us to celebrate poetry this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm.  The venue is Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge and on ZOOM.

Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Hybrid Live and Zoom meeting from Moon Cafe.

                         this Saturday, 8th May 2:00pm to 4:00pm    Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs). 

                         Kristen Lang (Tas), Peta Nottle + open-mike from the Moon Café.

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The Moon Café is open from 12noon each day (except Tuesday).  It also runs as a take away food / delivery and pick-up venue.  Online bookings via their website, Facebook and Instagram.  Also try calling 9328 7474.

The next few weeks we have the following features:

    8-May-21   Kristen Lang (Tas) – reading from Earth Dwellers + Peta Nottle + open-mike, back at the Moon and on Zoom

  15-May-21   Joanna Wakefield (UK) + Elsa Fuentes + open-mike

  22-May-21   JC The Boundary Rider (Steve Fulcher) + Jade Lacey + open-mike

  29-May-21   Nathalie Sallegren (Finland) + Eddie O’Meara + open-mike …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …