Following its ongoing success as the monthly poetry night at Sappho Books in Glebe, AVANT GAGA returns to Sydney Writers’ Festival. Experience the latest in Australian poetry at this playful gala event, featuring nine established and emerging poets who write and perform in experimental ways: Michael Farrell, Ali Cobby Eckermann, Jane Gibian, Aden Rolfe, Alison Whittaker, Holly Isemonger, Amelia Dale, and Emily Stewart. Hosted by Toby Fitch.

Toby Fitch (Australian)

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Toby Fitch is poetry editor of Overland and program director for Australian Poetry Festival and the Sappho Books Poetry Reading Series. His books include Rawshock, which won the Grace Leven Prize for Poetry 2012, Jerilderies and The Bloomin’ Notions of Other & Beau. He is also an editor, researcher and a teacher of creative writing.