Saturday 22nd of October, Sylvia Plath presented by local poets Dean Meredith, Alexis Lateef and Amy Hilhorst!

It’s Sylvia Plath - this Saturday 22nd October 2016, Perth Poetry Club is pleased to host a tribute to the poetry of Sylvia Plath, presented by local poets, Dean Meredith, Alexis Lateef & Amy Hilhorst.

Dean, Alexis and Amy are fans of Sylvia Plath and each will present their perspective on her poetry, and its influence on their individual poetry journey. 

Open-mikers are encouraged to perform their favourite Sylvia Plath poems.  A copy of Sylvia Plath’s Collected Poems will be on hand for this purpose, but open-mikers can do their own poems as always.

Sylvia Plath poems to be read include: Daddy / Mad Girl’s Love Song / The Moon and the Yew Tree / Suicide at Egg Rock / You're / Stings / Wintering / The Arrival of the Bee Box / Black Pine Tree in an Orange Light / Wuthering Heights.  Poems by J.A. Wainwright and Frieda Hughes (daughter of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes) will also be read to complement the afternoon.


Dean Meredith is just another ego chauvinist / Just another old school Marxist / With a mind cut into two / Just another broken bottle / He’s just another dog house dreamer / Just another crack pot schemer / A sniffer wolf with private eyes / And magnifying glasses / Off the scent without a clue

Alexis Lateef is a Perth-based poet. She has a BA (English Literature) from The University of Western Australia and has worked as a tutor and bookseller. Her poetry has been published in Westerly, Shot Glass Journal, Page Seventeen, Australian Poetry Journal and Southerly. She is editor of the journal Writ Poetry Review.

Amy Hilhorst is a Perth-based poet and PhD candidate at UWA, where she researches representations of psychiatric illness in modern Australian poetry. Her creative and critical work has appeared in Westerly, Cordite, Writ, Rochford St Review, Verity La and Trove


So learn a bit more about these three poets and Sylvia Plath this coming Saturday 2pm-4pm, at The Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge.  Open-mike as always.

In coming weeks we have:

29-Oct-16                  Shane Cartledge & Sunny Wignall

5-Nov-16                  Rosemary Longhurst & Liz Mistry