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Friday 14 Jun
6:30 PM

Running Time 2 hours

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A bilingual anthology showcasing the work of 12 poets and short story writers based in Australia and Mexico, writing around a common experience: Distance.

In a unique collaboration, A Voz Limpia, a Melbourne-based independent publisher and Revarena Ediciones based in Querétaro, Mexico have partnered to publish a special edition, Foliaje - a bilingual anthology in collaboration with Hola Melbourne! Festival of Latin American Culture and Ideas.

Foliaje is a publication that will showcase the work of 12 poets and short story writers based in Australia and Mexico, selected from the more than 40 submissions received between last November 2018 and January 2019. All texts will be published in the original language that they were written in and then translated into English or Spanish accordingly. Foliaje is a unique literary collaboration giving voice to many previously unpublished authors and creating international bridges for collaboration and exchange.

The anthology will feature 6 poems and 6 short stories from Australia and Mexico, all written around the theme of ‘Distance’, establishing significant links between two contemporary literary scenes and, furthermore, offering multiple views on a common human experience. Authors include: from Australia - Abraham Dunovits, Gracia Baldovino, Abel Galante, Tresa LeClerc, Sharon Mo, Daniel Sacchero and Devika Pandit; and from Mexico - Uriel Hernandez Gonzaga, Adrian Ortega Iturriaga, Alfredo Lozano Reynoso, Haydee Iliana Munoz Velez and Rafael Volta.

This will be the first public presentation of the book and will include brief readings from a selected group of writers included in the anthology.


A Voz Limpia was founded in 2016 in Melbourne and holds regular Spanish language readings every month. A Voz Limpia has published three poetry anthologies as well as three poetry books. Revarena Ediciones was found in 2012 in Queretaro, Mexico and publishes poetry and literary essays.

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