Poetry and Song at the Brothers Public House
The Brothers Public House
42 Johnston Street
Fitzroy Vic 3056
Join Irish poet and Vincent Buckley Poetry Prize recipient James Harpur for a special evening of poetry and music.
Harpur will be joined by poet and musician Myron Lysenko playing ukelele with friends. Musician and songwriter Peter Russo will be performing songs of love and loss on guitar.
James Harpur has had five poetry collections published by Anvil Press, all of which reflect his interest in myth, history and the sacred. He is the poetry editor of the Temenos Academy Review.
Myron Lysenko worked as a professional poet (1989 - 2010) with Nexus Arts Booking Agency and is the author of five books of poetry and haiku.
Peter Russo co-established The Whole Gamut Acoustic Music Club. Peter's forthcoming CD Love, Death and Beauty will be available later in the year.
James Harpur is in Australia for a month residency as visitor at the Australian Centre.
$5 donation is welcome. No bookings required.
Peter Russo coestablished The Whole Gamut Acoustic Music Club, located at the Brunswick Hotel, with Peter Pentland. He was a singer/songwriter on the Melbourne acoustic scene in the 1970's and rediscovered his muse in mid life. Peter's forthcoming CD *Love, Death and Beauty* will be available later in the year.
Myron Lysenko worked as a professional poet (1989 2010) with Nexus Arts Booking Agency and is the author of five books of poetry and haiku. He teaches creative writing at the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre and at the Woodend Neighbourhood House. He is the convenor of Chamber Poets, a monthly reading of spoken word. Myron plays ukulele and writes songs for his poetry band Black Forest Smoke. Myron is Victorian Representative for the Australian Haiku Society.
James Harpur has had five poetry collections published by Anvil Press: *Angels and Harvesters* (2012), *The Dark Age* (2007), *Oracle Bones* (2001), *The Monk’s Dream* (1996), and *A Vision of Comets* (1993), all of which reflect his interest in myth, history and the sacred. He has also published a translation of the poems of *Boethius, Fortune’s Prisoner* (Anvil Press, 2007), as well as an introduction to the Christian mystics, *Love Burning in the Soul* (Shambhala, 2005). He is the poetry editor of the *Temenos Academy Review*. He lives in West Cork. James Harpur was elected to Aosdána in March 2015.