17 October 2020
Join us at IMA Belltower for an afternoon showcase of four exciting contemporary Queensland poets. An intimate reading featuring work written in both lyrical and experimental modes, the IMA Poetry Salon presents Jarad Bruinstroop, Pascalle Burton, Mindy Gill, and Ella Jeffrey.
This event takes place within the evolving Making Art Work exhibition, on show at IMA Belltower until 19 December.
Jarad Bruinstroop is a poet and PhD candidate at QUT. His work has appeared in Meanjin, Overland, Westerly, Australian Poetry Journal, and at the Queensland Art Gallery and George Paton Gallery. He was shortlisted for the 2019 and 2020 Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prizes.
Pascalle Burton is an experimental poet, artist, and performer with an interest in conceptual art and cultural theory. Her collection About the Author is Dead is available from Cordite Books and was shortlisted for the 2019 Mary Gilmore Award for best first collection of poetry.
Ella Jeffery is a poet, editor, and academic. Her debut collection of poems Dead Bolt won the Puncher & Wattmann Prize for a First Book of Poems and was published by the press in June 2020. She won the Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award, and her poetry has appeared widely in journals and anthologies including Best Australian Poems, Meanjin, Griffith Review and Southerly. She co-edits Stilts Journal, a triannual digital poetry journal, and holds a PhD in creative writing from Queensland University of Technology.
Mindy Gill is the recipient of the Queensland Premier’s Young Writers and Publishers Award and the Australian Poetry/NAHR Poetry Fellowship in Val Taleggio, Italy. Her poetry and criticism have appeared in Island, Award Winning Australian Writing, Sydney Review of Books, Australian Book Review, the Institute of Modern Art, and the Queensland Art Gallery.