Bryan Walpert

Bryan Walpert is the author of nine books of poetry, fiction and criticism, most recently the novel Entanglement (Mākaro Press), named a best book of 2021 in the New Zealand Listener; Late Sonata (Brio Books), winner of the 2020 Seizure Viva La Novella prize and Brass Band to Follow (Otago University Press), included in the top 10 poetry collections of 2021 by the New Zealand Listener. His poems, stories or essays have appeared in journals or anthologies in the U.S., UK, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Originally from the United States, he is a professor of creative writing at Massey University in Auckland. More about Bryan can be found at


Opening Night Gala: In Our Nature

Join us as Melbourne Jewish Book Week presents In Our Nature – an opening night of original storytelling featuring writers, musicians and  performers live on stage at Melbourne’s Memo Hall.  Travel to landscapes near and far, real and imagined, thriving and disappearing. Meet creatures of flight, fur, and fancy from places urban and  remote, vast…

Saturday May 28, 2022

Memory, Music, Poetry and Prose

Famed concert pianist, Simon Tedeschi, and New Zealand poet, Bryan Walpert, discuss the place of memory, music, poetry and prose in their creative and personal lives, in conversation with popular ABC RN radio presenter, Sarah Kanowski.

Sunday May 29, 2022