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The Poet’s Voice: Lovers In Trouble


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From Catullus to Shakepeare, Auden to Dickinson, poetry has long struggled to understand love. To celebrate the publication of Love Poems by Dorothy Porter, readers including Richard Gill, David Tredinnick, Alicia Sometimes, Kristin Henry, Andrea Goldsmith and Craig Sherborne will read Porter’s works alongside other great poets as they explore love’s hardships and inspirations. A night of passionate poetry brought to life on stage.

Bookings open until 4.30pm on the day of the event with tickets for sale via the Malthouse box office or at the door prior to the event. For wheelchair access, book through the Malthouse Box Office.


Andrea Goldsmith

Andrea Goldsmith originally trained as a speech pathologist and was a pioneer in the development of communication aids for people unable to speak. Her first novel, Gracious Living, was published in 1989. This was followed by Modern Interiors, Facing the Music, Under the Knife, and The Prosperou... Read more

Craig Sherborne

Craig Sherborne is an acclaimed memoirist, novelist, poet and playwright, best known for Hoi Polloi, Muck and The Amateur Science of Love. Craig is the Sydney-born son of Kiwi publicans. They pursued horseracing for a lifestyle and raised him as a racecourse brat. He was transfixed by the seedy glam... Read more

Richard Gill

Richard Gill is an internationally respected music educator and conductor. He has been artistic director of OzOpera, artistic director and chief conductor of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and the adviser for the Musica Viva in Schools program. He is currently music director of Victorian Opera. Ric... Read more

Kristin Henry

Kristin Henry is a Melbourne poet who loves connecting with a live audience. She has read and sung her poetry in many venues throughout Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom over the past 25 years. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kristin attended over twenty schools across the southern... Read more

Alicia Sometimes

Alicia Sometimes is an Australian writer and broadcaster. She has performed her spoken word and poetry at many venues, festivals and events around the world. Her poems have been in Best Australian Science Writing, Best Australian Poems, Overland, Southerly, Meanjin, the Age, ABC TV’s Sunday... Read more

David Tredinnick

David Tredinnick is one of Australia’s best known actors best known for his appearance on TV and the stage. To many TV viewers David Tredinnick is best known as bar owner Simon Trader in the television series The Secret Life of Us. As a teenager he struggled with anorexia which he covered in an es... Read more


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