Ryan Van Winkle in Australia
If you missed him when he visited Melbourne and Sydney last September, the award-winning, American-accented and Edinburgh-based poet is returning with visits to Clunes, Canberra and the National Poetry Festival in Darwin. Van Winkle’s first collection was published by Salt in 2010 after winning the Crashaw prize. Since then it has received much acclaim throughout the world. Van Winkle’s readings are poignant, funny, and spontaneous. See him live to discover why The Glasgow Review said ‘this collection seems to be at the forefront of a shift to something new, it is on the way to a perfection of some new movement…’
* Ryan’s website with samples, videos, biographic details and free audio
Monday, 7 May – The Manning Clark House, Canberra — 19.30
a lovely informal space with room for questions, jokes, heckling, and wine sipping. Expect an enthusiastic evening.
Saturday 5 May – Clunes Booktown Festival — Writer’s Workshop — 11am:
in which Ryan will be hosting an informal writer’s group. We’ll be looking at Scottish poetry and creating our own poems.
These appearances have been partly funded by the generous support of Creative Scotland. Salt and the Wordstorm / National Poetry Festival gratefully acknowledge this integral support.
Find out why Gutter Magazine called this collection ‘ nothing short of excellent’.