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A programme featuring Erica Jolly and Ian Gibbins
If you enjoy poetry performances and meeting other poetry lovers then you should come along to Words @ the Wall, a late afternoon poetry program organised by Friendly Street Poets and the State Library of SA.
The next program features Erica Jolly, Ian Gibbins and Glen Johns as MC.
Erica Jolly is a poet, writer and teacher who has taught humanities for six years on Flinders University Council. For 40 years she taught history and later taught English Literature. Her love of poetry stems from the works of Judith Wright.
Erica's first collection of poetry Pomegranates was published by Lythrum Press. Her latest book Challenging the Divide: Approaches to Science and Poetry, published by Lythrum Press and launched by Robyn Williams in 2010, explores the nexus of the sciences and the arts. The views of modern scientists and poets express their views on both forms of thinking that influence and inform their work.
Challenging the Divide: Approaches to Science and Poetry by Erica Jolly.
Ian Gibbins is a neuroscientist and Professor of Anatomy Histology at Flinders University. His research on the microscopic structure and function of nerves controlling and monitoring the activity of the internal organs is recognised internationally.
Ian is well-known as a poet and electronic musician who is dedicated to merging science and art together, particularly with public performances and installations, which have become extremely popular.
Urban Biology by Ian Gibbins
Ian's collection of poetry Urban Biology was published by Wakefield Press. Ian was described by Heather Taylor Johnson as "an exciting poet who may well dazzle Australia. Ian challenges readers to open and expand their minds while delighting in new words, new creatures and new rhythms."
The Friendly Street 36 annual anthology entitled Flying Kites is a collection of selected poems read at all the official Friendly Street Poets' meetings throughout South Australia.
Editors Judith Daly and Louise McKenna said, "In some ways poems are like kites. We write them and we fly them in the public sky so that people can admire their beauty and grace. They are a message to all who care to look up and read them. Some of them fly easily and carry on the wind. Some of them flop and fall to the ground. When a poem lifts and sustains flight, it is an exhilarating experience."
When: 5.30pm - 6.15pm Wednesday, 19th June 2013 Where: Treasures Wall, 1st Floor, State Library, North Terrace, Adelaide.