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Peter Bakowski - Visiting Poet

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Saturday 24th August - Sunday 25th August
3:30 - 2:00pm

Esperance Community Arts in partnership with the Recherche Writer’s Group is excited to present visiting Australian poet, Peter Bakowski.

Peter will be holding two events in Esperance over the course of two days:

1. Workshop and Poetry Reading - Saturday 24th August, 3.30 – 5.00 pm at the CWA Hall

2. Free one-on-one Poetry Doctor sessions - Sunday 25th August, 10.00 – 2.00 pm

** About the Poetry Doctor Sessions **

Book a free 30 minute one-on-one consultation with Victorian Premier’s Award-winning poet, Peter Bakowski, who has been writing poetry for 34 years and is the author of seven poetry collections, including a bilingual edition Selected Poems, published in France.

Bring along any specific poem(s) of yours that need diagnosis, constructive practical criticism, line by line examination and discuss with Peter your immediate or greater goals as a practicing or not-practicing-enough poet. If you don’t book an appointment please feel to wait in the waiting room for your poem(s) turn to be prescribed the right medicine and regime.

You’ll come away from your one-on-one consultation with Peter, able to look at your poem(s) with greater insight, precision and openness. To book your session, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

** About Peter Bakowski ** Melbourne-based poet, Peter Bakowski, fell in love with the map of the world at the age of six. In 1983 he wrote his first poem while staying at a friend’s farmhouse in Waco, Texas, in response to receiving a “Dear John” letter from a Melbourne girl. As a result of that fateful letter, Peter ended up travelling for seven years, caught a freight train across Montana, lived in a cave on a Mexican island and ate gazelle cooked in stale blood with road builders in the Central Africa Republic. Peter has been writer-in-residence in Rome, Paris, Macau, Suzhou (China), Battery Point, Tasmania; Greenmount, Western Australia and at the Broken Hill Writers Festival. His poems continue to appear in literary magazines worldwide and have been translated into Arabic, Bahasa-Indonesian, Bengali, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Polish. In February 2015, Editions Doucey of Paris, published a bilingual edition of his Selected Poems, entitled “Le cœur à trois heures du matin.” Peter’s aim as a poet is to write as clearly as possible and no matter how many books he writes in his lifetime, they’ll all be about what it’s like to be a human being.

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