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BLACK PEPPER presents:


Book launch

'80s Melbourne gave birth to Brunswick Street — epicenter of an emerging arts movement. Three subcultures — grungers, bohemians and radical feminists collided and brought forth a dynamic that changed the face of the inner city. The meteoric rise of Brunswick Street was a cultural explosion of art, theatre, fashion, music, drugs, diverse sexuality, celebrity and politics captured in a 385 page photo book.

FINALLY! An affordable soft cover edition by Black Pepper,
(in addition to the elegant hard cover.)

Lin and I will be performing a couple of songs at this launch.

The Provincial
corner of Brunswick & Johnson Streets
Fitzroy, VIC

Monday Feb 20th
6.30 for 7pm.

MC: Rod Quantock
Launched by Sue Ingleton

Lin and I were in the middle of this wondrous craziness and are featured in the book. Pigtail Pottery, the Troubadour, Marios, the Flying Trapeze, rare old cabaret photographs, and much, much more.

New edition includes a number of new entries, both of people and images.



2 Poems: J Effen K & Tucker's Caravan

~ (selected by Les Murray) ~

Jan-Feb 2017



Báo Giấy Vietnamese Poetry Journal

Songlyric: Boat People (translated into Vietnamese)

Dec 2016

poem: Green Dream

~ (selected by Robbie Coburn and Michele Seminara) ~

Aug-Sept 2016



Staff: Composition, Ensemble, Tutoring & Setting Lyrics and Poetry to Music




The Last Interview: Joe Dolce interviews Dorothy Porter on the influence of C.P. Cavafy on her work.

~ (selected by Elizabeth McMahon) ~

Feb 2016



Best Australian Poems 2015

poem: Blondi

~ (selected by Geoff Page) ~

First Limited Edition Poetry Book


Numbered and Signed

‘Wry and wicked, Joe Dolce’s Hatbox is a magician’s box of poetic tricks.He can charm like an Italianate C. J. Dennis, then, as in his poem Bogong Moth, poetically “seize fire” yet “continue to swoop.”’ Jen Jewel Brown

'A poem that draws on country/blues/jazz/folk etc. needs to be partly in those grooves and partly distant from them. In loving conflict with their habits of heart and mind. When you do that well you are zowie!' Les Murray



"(The Wind Cries Mary) cements Dolce's reputation as one of the country's premier songwriters. . . the words fit together like a perfect puzzle . ." RHYTHMS

‘… a serious composer, a poet and a terrifying intellectual..’
Dr Houston Dunleavy, PhD Music, Head of Composition, Australian Institute of Music.

" Unforgettable appearance at this year's Festival - certainly the best act I have had on the concert bill in four years of organising the event... people in town are still talking about it." Peter Soley, Henry Lawson Festival

'A living musical genius . . . Bach and Handel will be smiling down on this work. . .' Dr. Lou Gottlieb,(1923-1996) PhD. Musicology, studied under Arnold Schoenberg, member of The Sonoma Bach Choir and founding member and bass player of the legendary US folk group, The Limelighters.

Jan 3 , 2017