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Prize –winning poets Lisa Brockwell from the Pocket and Owen McGoldrick from Pottsville warm up for the launch of Salt Breezes, poetry from Byron Bay and Beyond.
Prize-winning poets Lisa Brockwell from The Pocket and Owen McGoldrick from Pottsville warm up for the launch of Salt Breezes, poetry from Byron Bay and Beyond. Photo Jeff ‘Old Salt’ Dawson

Local publisher Dangerously Poetic Press will be launching an anthology featuring the work of 18 local poets on Friday.

A vibrant evening of poetry and music will herald the release of Salt Breezes, poetry from Byron Bay and beyond  featuring Mark Heazlett on guitar and Belinda McKenzie on fiddle from 7 till 9pm at the Brunswick Heads Primary School hall.

The evening’s MC will be local award-winning historian and author John Bailey.

Included in the collection are the two winners of the 2013 Dangerously Poetic Byron Bay Writers’ Festival poetry prize.

The competition brought in 251 entries from all states of Australia and was anonymously judged by Victorian poet and novelist, Cate Kennedy. By amazing chance, both prizewinners were  locals Owen McGoldrick, from Pottsville (first prize), and Lisa Brockwell from The Pocket (runner-up).

You can hear them both read their winning poems with a selection of the other poets reading a poem each.

Enjoy a cultural evening and toast the success of our local community press, Dangerously Poetic’s, eleventh publication. Books will be available for sale at the launch price of $20/18 for DP members.

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