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QPF2017 Leonard Cohen

QPF2017 Travelling Light - Leonard Cohen Tribute

Presented by Queensland Poetry Festival

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.

– Leonard Cohen.

As part of QPF2017 Distant Voices, some of Queensland’s finest will let the light in as part of a special tribute to Leonard Cohen, one of the greatest poets and songwriters the world has ever known. Acclaimed musicians Ben Salter, Ben Ely (Regurgitator), McKisko, Skye Staniford (We All Want To), and electronic trash trio Architects of Sound are joined by local poets Sam Wagan Watson and Pascalle Burton (The Stress of Leisure), as well as Canadian-born Australian poet Ian McBryde, to sift through the fire of some of Leonard Cohen’s finest work. To close the night will be a feature set by Hexham, fronted by seasoned poet and lyricist Max Ryan, showcasing their new album Close and Leaving.

I’m traveling light
It’s au revoir
- Leonard Cohen


Image credit: http://www.leonardcohen.com



Event Details

Date & Time

Thur 24 Aug, 8.30pm
Duration: Approx 120mins, no interval


Cabaret & Theatre Unreserved Seating
General admission: $25
Concession:* $15
*Concession: Full-time students, pensioners, unwaged and government senior cardholders ONLY
Age recommendation: 15+ (Mature themes)



Mick Turner (Dirty Three) on Hexham