Alex Skovron

Alex Skovron is the author of seven collections of poetry, a prose novella and a book of short stories. He was born in Poland, lived briefly in Israel, and migrated to Australia as a boy. His most recent collection is Letters from the Periphery; his earlier volume of new and selected poems, Towards the Equator, was shortlisted in the Prime Minister’s Awards. Alex’s work has been translated into a number of languages, including French, Chinese, Czech, Dutch and Polish. In 2023 he received the Patrick White Literary Award for his contribution to Australian literature.


Events

Revelations: Poetry as Performance

Poetry lends itself to being lifted off pages and into the air. When asked to read their own work poets might consider how and why some verses wield performative power in terms of theme, rhythm and sounds. Some resonate and echo — travel through space with striking clarity or confounding chaos. Join Alex Skovron, Anna...

Sunday August 18, 2024
1.30pm—2.20pm

Melbourne Jewish Book Week Opening Night Gala: Of Ghosts and Golems

Step into an evening of grand theatricality as our writers and performers dazzle us with mystical tales, dipping their toes in the dark landscapes of ghosts and golems. Prepare to be enchanted, entertained, and transported across the shtetls and oceans of your dreams, all the way from Prague to Ripponlea. Hosted and curated by award- winning author,...

Saturday August 17, 2024
7.30pm—9.30pm