Thin Red Lines Poetry Night feat: Jake Treacy, Joan Fleming & more...


7:15 pmWednesday, 16 November 2022


Brunswick Artists Bar

316 Sydney road Brunswick

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Jake Treacy

Jake Treacy is a curator, arts writer and poet working on the unceded sovereign lands of the Wurundjeri woi-wurrung and Boon Wurrung Peoples of the Kulin Nation. They are a queer, non-binary rebel angel who is interested in radical gestures of love, transformation and healing through community collaboration. Their practice employs numinous acts through exhibition-making, performativity, and the spoken and written word.

They are a University of Melbourne graduate with a Master of Art Curatorship (2017) and Postgraduate Art History (2013) who has previously co-directed artist-run initiatives, sat on grant advisory panels, and written published copy on numerous contemporary arts practices. They currently curate at Incinerator Gallery, having previously curated across national art galleries as well as non-conventional public spaces, participated in a creative symposia, and performed poetic dissertations. Their current practice and research is informed by dreams, sex, queer mysticism, and doom metal.

Joan Fleming

Joan Fleming’s latest book is Song of Less (Cordite Books, 2022), a verse novel exploring ritual, taboo, and the limits of individualism in the ruins of ecological collapse. She is the author of the poetry collections The Same as Yes and Failed Love Poems (Te Herenga Waka Press), and the pamphlets Two Dreams In Which Things Are Taken (Duets) and Some People’s Favourites (Desperate Literature). Her essays can be found in Meanjin, Westerly, Verge, Island, and The Pantograph Punch. She holds a PhD in ethnopoetics from Monash University, and her manuscript Dirt was recently shortlisted for the Helen Anne Bell Poetry Bequest.

Joan is Pākeha/Kardiya, of English, Irish, Scottish, Australian and New Zealand ancestry. She teaches creative writing for Massey University, works on the climate emergency, and for the time being lives on Wurundjeri country in Bulleke-bek.

Katerina Gibson

Katerina Gibson is a writer from Brisbane living in Melbourne. Her short stories appeared in Granta, Meanjin, New Australian Fiction, Overland, and Island Mag among other publications. Her debut collection Women I Know is out with Scribner in 2022.


π.ο. Born: Greece 1951 Came to Australia 1954 Raised: Fitzroy (inner suburb of Melbourne). Occupation: draughtsman, now retired gentleman. BIG NUMBERS is his selected poems. His other books include 24 Hours, and FITZROY – The Biography. By disposition and history is an Anarchist, and is currently editor of the experimental magazine UNUSUAL WORK. His book HEIDE with Giramondo won the Judith Wright Calanthe Award in 2020, and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Poetry in the same year, also nominated for the Melbourne Literature Prize 2021.

BRUNSWICK ARTISTS' BAR, downstairs of the BRUNSWICK BALLROOM, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Delicious food menu on offer 6 nights a week, kitchen open until 9pm.

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    Brunswick Artists Bar

    316 Sydney road Brunswick