The last time I was in this lecture theatre was for the launch of Lani Wendt Young’s latest book with the Pacific Community of Brisbane. Today I am at a partnership event between the Queensland Poetry Festival and QUT, where they are hosting the poet, Jeet Thayil.
It’s a free public lecture, but there are many poetry students in the audience, students of the immensely talented Sarah Holland-Bat (I am pictured on above with her.)
It’s an interesting room with its sloping ceilings and curving walls that give it a Pacific feel, and the red plush fold out chairs add a feeling of majesty. It has an arty feeling to it, and it certainly not a sterile feeling room.
Sarah introduces Jeet, an Indian poet, novelist, librettist and musician. He is best known as a poet and is the author of four collections, and as Sarah puts it is a…
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