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Peter Bakowski at Cherry Poets

October 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm 5:00 pm

Hello everyone, and Cherry Poets are heading back to regular poetry sessions this coming Saturday at the Cherry Tree Hotel from 2pm! Cherry Poets are proud to be featuring the wonderful Mr PETER BAKOWSKI – poet, aphorist, wit, and bon vivant – as well as the regular famous CHERRY POETS OPEN MIC. We’ll be privileged to be hearing some of the new poems from Peter’s 2022 collection OUR DAYS ON EARTH. And all amongst the finest bunch of people and in the cosiest little craft beer pub in this lovely city!

Melbourne-based poet, Peter Bakowski, fell in love with the map of the world at the age of six. In 1983 he wrote his first poem while staying at a friend’s farmhouse in Waco, Texas, in response to receiving a “Dear John” letter from a Melbourne girl. As a result of that fateful letter, Peter ended up travelling for seven years, caught a freight train across Montana, lived in a cave on a Mexican island and ate gazelle cooked in stale blood with road builders in the Central Africa Republic. Peter has been writer-in-residence in Rome, Paris, Macau, Suzhou (China), Battery Point, Tasmania; Greenmount, Western Australia and at the Broken Hill Writers Festival. His poems continue to appear in literary magazines worldwide and have been translated into Arabic, Bahasa-Indonesian, Bengali, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Polish. In February 2015, Editions Doucey of Paris, published a bilingual edition of his Selected Poems, entitled “Le cœur à trois heures du matin.” Peter’s aim as a poet is to write as clearly as possible and no matter how many books he writes in his lifetime, they’ll all be about what it’s like to be a human being.


October 1, 2022
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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