Announcing our special Neutral Cupalette edition of Cuplet with LACHLAN BROWN, PAM BROWN, ELIANA GRAY & RAE WHITE. Extend your Newcastle Writers Festival stay til Wednesday and catch these four phenomenal poets at your new favourite reading event.


LACHLAN BROWN is a senior lecturer in English and Creative Writing at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. He is the author of two books of poetry, Limited Cities (Giramondo, 2012) which examines the South Western suburbs of Sydney, and Lunar Inheritance (Giramondo, 2017) which explores his Chinese-Australian heritage.

PAM BROWN is a Sydney poet living on unceded Gadigal land. Pam has published multiple chapbooks and over fifteen full collections of poetry, most recently Missing up (2015) and Click here for what we do (2018), both published by Vagabond Press. She has been writing, collaborating, editing and publishing in diverse modes both locally and internationally for over four decades.

ELIANA GRAY is a writer from Ōtepoti NZ. Their style is elliptical, sometimes confronting, always filtering towards the cracks. They have had work accepted both in print and online, won the 2013 University of Otago Poetry Competition and was a finalist at the 2013 National Poetry Slam. They have self published two chapbooks and their first full length collection, Eager to Break, will be available from Girls On Key Press this April.

RAE WHITE is a non-binary transgender poet, writer and zinester. Their poetry collection Milk Teeth (University of Queensland Press) won the 2017 Arts Queensland Thomas Shapcott Poetry Prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Poetry. Rae’s poem ‘what even r u?’ placed second in the 2017 Overland Judith Wright Poetry Prize. Their poetry has been published in Cordite Poetry Review, Meanjin Quarterly, Overland, Rabbit and others. Rae is the editor of #EnbyLife, a journal for non-binary and gender diverse creatives.

and your host CLAIRE ALBRECHT, who just wants another cup of rooibos.