Ian McBryde performs ‘Coming Off Morphine’ at The Owl & Cat Readings, on March 5, 2017.

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The Owl & Cat Readings are held on the first Sunday of the month at The Owl & Cat Theatre, 34 Swan Street, Richmond.

Canadian-born Ian McBryde is a long term resident of Australia. Throughout his career, Ian has practiced in a number of mediums including photography, music, illustration and, predominately, poetry. In 2010, Ian’s sixth collection of poetry – The Adoption Order (Five Islands Press, 2009) – was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Prize. In 2005, Ian’s fourth collection – Domain (Five Islands Press, 2005) – was short-listed for The Age Poetry Book of the Year. His latest collection We the Mapless contains a selection from his six previous collections as well as new work.

Benjamin Solah