Saturday 12th March, Elio Novello, Stephen Cole + open-mike, at the Moon on Zoom

This Saturday 12th March has wonderful poets Elio Novello,  Stephen Cole + open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, VIA ZOOM and at THE MOON CAFÉ.

Elio Novello is a geotechnical engineer by profession.  He fell into poetry when he came across his older brother’s secondary school poetry books whilst still in primary school.  His interest was further developed when in Year 8, a relief English class was taken by History teacher, Charlie Hickey, from California, who proceeded to read Robert Frost poetry all lesson long.

Elio didn’t write poetry until he was in his 50s, and it invariably revolves around politics, maths/physics, environmental and social issues, and religion.  God is a good sparring partner, not that religions have much to do with God these days.  Elio finds writing verse a tortured experience at times in terms of endless edits, and having to rewrite poems as political, social and environmental situations change; also as new discoveries are made in science.  He helps run Perth Poetry Club each Saturday afternoon, and his MC role at the Club encourages him to read other people’s poetry.

His feature will be his own poems, but they won’t be about garbage bins, Euler’s Identity or Lego blocks, but will be about the sex life of fundamental particles, religious figures, growing up and other aspects of life.

Stephen Cole’s poetry has been well received and commended in many competitions.  His first book of poetry was sold-out, and in second print-run.  Stephen has had some success in getting published in Positive Words, TAFE journals and various zines/books (local and interstate). He started writing when he met a girlfriend, they grew apart but she loved what he wrote at the time - memories they both have. His speciality is poetry about love.

Stephen has been a stalwart of the Perth Poetry Club, and we are glad to have him feature this week.

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, 12th March 2022     2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

                        Elio Novello,  Stephen Cole + open-mike at the Moon Café and on Zoom

                        Join Zoom Meeting:

You will have to wait for Zoom to do its thing. You will need to be let into the meeting from the Waiting Room. Please be patient. It may not work straight away. Try again. If that fails email Elio on

The Moon Café will be checking double vax status. Poetry attendees and organizers will need to show their cert to enter the café, in line with WA Gov requirements.

The next few weeks we have the following features:

 12-Mar-22   Elio Novello & Stephen Cole + open-mike

 19-Mar-22   Christine Della Vedova + open-mike

                      Robert Louis Stevenson – What a Life !!!

 26-Mar-22   Mar Bucknell + open-mike

                      Launch of Fifty Words for Sand: a history of live poetry in WA 1829-2021, by Mar Bucknell

                      published by WA Poets Publishing, launch speech by Peter Jeffery

All with open-mike, not to be missed …