Talking Through Your Arts – Episode 2

2020 Kenneth Slessor Poetry Award recipient Peter Boyle talks us through his recent body of work on ekphrastic poetry. In Your Hands, is a free digital collection of poems by poets who have been affected by the closure of live events. Find out about the story of Christian Lebanese man from Sydney’s western suburbs, Oh My God! Am I Alright? by Michael El Bacha which is being adapted to screen.

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In Your Hands
The Red Room Poetry company and Oranges & Sardines Foundation have collaborated to create a free digital collection featuring 80 poems by poets have been affected by the closure of live events. In Your Hands is the title of the collection and Tamryn Bennett, the Director of Red Room talks us through the initiative.

In Your Hands

Oh My God! Am I Alright?
“Oh My God! Am I Alright?”, is about a Christian Lebanese Australian man from Sydney’s western suburbs and his realisation that he is gay while in an arranged marriage. The author Michael El Bacha has teamed up with writer Sue Liolio to turn the book into a movie.

2020 Kenneth Slessor Prize winner Peter Boyle
Peter Boyle is a Sydney-based poet and translator of poetry. He is the author of eight books of poetry, Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness, is the most recent. He has been the recipient of many awards including the 2017 Kenneth Slessor Prize for Ghostspeaking.

He was announced the winner of this year’s NSW Premiers’s Literary Awards for poetry, The Kenneth Slessor Award. Last year Peter was commissioned to write a poem in response to a selected art work in the Australian Galleries, AGNSW collections for Look Magazine, AGNSW membership magazine and the poems he reads are from this latest body of work.

Peter Boyle: Enfolded in the Wings of a Great Darkness