Anne Elvey's Sanctuary Poem

Thursday, 1 December 2016 - 9:00am to 9:30am
This poem commemorates the refugees from Nauru and the campaign to let them stay.

Anne Elvey's 'Sanctuary 267' is a long poem that commemorates the refugees who are now in Australia who had been on Nauru. Each one is given a name and a description and the intention is to universalise the experience of seeking sanctuary. This poem is read by three voices, poet, Anne Elvey,  producer, Di Cousens and actor, Ezra Bix. The 267 people from Nauru were the focus of a campaign to Let Them Stay, and so far they have stayed. Let Them Stay photo by Di Cousens.

Thursday 9:00am to 9:30am
A program dedicated to the eclectic world of poetry and performance. Guests are contemporary poets who read and discuss their works.


Di Cousens, Tina Giannoukos, and Waffle IronGirl