In Auckland, Pam Brown is part of Lounge #34. Performances by 10 students and visiting writers including Lisa Samuels and Murray Edmond.
Old Government House Lounge, University of Auckland City campus, Princes St,
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm free entry, drinks and food for sale
And in Wellington:
AUSTRALIAN POET : PAM BROWN
in conversation with Gregory O’Brien
DATE AND TIME: Friday 20 September at 6pm
VENUE: International Institute of Modern Letters, Kelburn Campus, Victoria University
Since her first collection appeared in 1971, Pam Brown has been a mover and shaker in the quivering pyramid of Australian verse. Born in Seymour, Victoria, in 1948, she was one of the most accomplished poets loosely (and inadequately) labelled the ‘Generation of ’68’ — a wave of young writers fuelled by a heady mix of urban culture, international modernism and dissatisfaction with the ‘outbackery’ of much Australian poetry, past and present. Among her glorious swarm of books —17 poetry collections as well as countless pamphlets, collaborations and other titles — are Cocabola’s Funny Picture Book, Automatic Sad, Cafe Sport, Dear Deliria and Authentic Local. Her latest book, Home by Dark, appeared from Shearsman in the UK earlier this year. For seven years she was co-editor of the on-line journal Jacket, and remains Associate Editor of Jacket2. She continues to explore poetry’s various avenues, on the page and in digital and other contexts. Recent and ongoing concerns can be sampled on Pam’s website. For more see IIML page.