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Les Wicks




Australian poet


& workshop facilitator



                                                                       Saturday, October 3:

3:30 pm to 5:30 pm: NOW WE ARE 45!



Join internationally famous Australian poets

and publishers Philip Hammial,

Les Wicks and Martin Langford to celebrate

Island Press’ 45th birthday with readings

from Island Press poets, & the launch of the

latest poetry books from Philip, Christine Townend

and Roberta Lowing. Harold Park Hotel

upstairs, 70A Ross Street Forest Lodge, NSW 2037

(cnr Ross & Wigram Road).

Free entry. Drinks from 3.30pm.

Wheelchair/lift access.

 Enquiries contact the Hotel on (02) 96604745.

Books on sale at the party.


Saturday, October 17 midday

performing with Harbour City Poets

Exhibition Hall 5

Sydney Showground


6 November


Writers are invited to submit poems on the subject of the

'Spirit of Sydney', exploring its foreshores, bushland, harbour and

urban landscape in what will be a unique event celebrating the

spoken word. Twenty poems will be chosen by event curator

Les Wicks, poet/publisher/editor for live-reading by the

authors who will receive $50 each.

This project is supported by the D.I.G. (Dream. Inspire. Grow)

Manly Sustainability Program at Manly Council.

To be emailed to   

by 5pm Friday 6 November 2015.

(Writers will be notified by 20/11/15).

The selected poets will be invited to perform

their works on Sunday 6 December, 2- 4pm

Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly


11 to 16 November

Performing @ Istanbul International Poetry Festival


Sunday 6 December, 2- 4pm
Manly Art
Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly
Hear selected poems on the spirit of Sydney theme.

 At the reading, there will also be an open mic section plus an
to a Manly favourite son, Bruce Beaver.

This event is part of Destination Sydney exhibition
at Manly Art Gallery & Museum

(5 December 2015 - 14 February 2016).




 Latest Books         


El Asombrado

from Rochford St Press

A selection of work in Spanish & English

translated by G Leogena free e-book


Sea of Heartbeak (Unexpected Resilience)

from Puncher & Wattmann

or from the poet's homepage


                                                                 Barking Wings     

$9.90 published by PressPress

                                                                                     available from:



for a small sample                                CLICK THIS

a full CV…                               BIO

want to view books available ?         LOOK HERE

Video/audio/multilingual links


Listen to Les Wicks with GIRT






English/Macedonian Македонски


English/Ukrainian Український





from Meuse Press -

Guide to Sydney Rivers

Australian Poetry Collaboration

an occasional collection arising from projects

AU/UA Contemporary Poetry of Ukraine & Australia

from this Broken Hill

Guide to Sydney Beaches

Artransit Poems

Written in Sand


                     RECOMMENDED INFO SITES:

NSW Writers' Centre

Australian Poetry


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Photos by Susan Adams