David Gilbey’s poems are often stories full of wit and tenderness… he writes
of family matters with humour, irony and delicacy. He is always original, sweetly relishing the world , its absurdities and its richness. A poet of the people, never pretentious or obscure, he has a clear voice which goes straight to the heart of the matter. – Kate Llewellyn
Japan International Poetry Society (JIPS) have invited Australian poet David Gilbey to give a reading of his work on Sunday October 24 at Campus Plaza, Kyoto.
Born in London, David Gilbey migrated to Australia as a boy with his family and graduated from the University of Sydney. Currently he is Senior Lecturer in Literature and Creative Writing at Charles Sturt University. His books of poems include Under the Rainbow (1996), and Death and the Motorway (2008), written after having travelled/written and performed in the US, the UK, France, Japan and China. David has three times been Visiting Professor in Japan, teaching English at Miyagi Gakuin University, Sendai. Currently David is working on a chapbook of poems about Japan titled Pachinko Sunset.
The Event: Prof. Gilbey will read and discuss his poems. A question and answer session will follow the reading.
Date & Time: 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Sunday October 24th.
Admission: 1000 yen.
The Location: Meeting Room #2 （第二会議室） on the 2nd floor of Campus Plaza Kyoto. To find it, go out to the north of Kyoto station. Turn left, walk to the west and take the road on the left of the big Post Office. You will see an electronics store (Bic Camera) on the left side. Campus Plaza is opposite, on the right. Here is a map.