Dead Poets Society

Presented in partnership with Dymocks Rundle Mall Adelaide  from 2013 – 2017, the Dead Poets Society event paid tribute to poets who have inspired us. Local poets and authors presented an overview of the poet’s work, along with samples of their own work inspired by the Dead Poet. An open mic segment allows members of the audience to get up and share a poem inspired by that month’s ‘Dead Poet’. Occasionally,“live” poets launch their own books and present their own work.


Highlights of the 2017 season included:

  • Carol Ann Duffy (Alison Flett)
  • D.H. Lawrence (Val Braendler)
  • John Keats (David Mortimer)
  • Clive James (Bronwyn Lovell)



Local and liveManal Younus

Banjo Patterson (John Sabine)

Rainer Maria Rilke (Karl Cameron-Jackson)

Anne Sexton (Marianne North)

Janet Frame (Kerryn Tredrea)

Sarah Kay (Roisin Maeve)



Mary Oliver (Pam Maitland)

Tahirih (Amrein Roshanak & Delia Olam)

Gertrude Stein (Ian Gibbins)

ee cummings (rob walker)

Judith Wright (Rachael Mead)

Wilfred Owen (Elaine Barker)

Federico Garcia Lorca (Avalanche)

C.P. Cavafy (Tracey Korsten)

Local and live Erica Jolly



Dorothy Porter (Jill Jones)

Henry Rollins (John Scott)

Ern Malley (Amelia Walker)

T.S. Eliot (Heather Taylor Johnson)

Walt Whitman (Avalanche)

Local and liveAmrein Roshanak

Seamus Heaney (Jennifer Liston)

Jack Kerouac (Bruce Greenhalgh)

Maya Angelou (Poet MJ)



Sylvia Plath (Kerryn Tredrea)

Local and liveIndigo Eli

Charles Bukowski (Kami)

Pablo Neruda (Juan Garrido-Salgado)

Allen Ginsberg (David Jobling)


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