Mark Mordue


Born and raised in Newcastle, Mark Mordue is an internationally published journalist and poet. He is the author of the biography, BOY ON FIRE – THE YOUNG NICK CAVE (HarperCollins Australia). His first book of poetry, DARLINGHURST FUNERAL RITES (Transit Lounge, Melbourne, 2018), mapped a loose-weave journey through Sydney’s post-punk music scene during the 1980s. His next collection was VIA US – POEMS FROM INSIDE THE CORONA (digital only, 2020). His poetry combines lyricism and reportage; influences such as Lorca, Bukowski and Marc Bolan. He’s interested in harnessing the immediacy of online communications to connect poetry with what he calls ‘the existential news of the day’.

Mark Mordue

Festival Events

Poetry Salon

DATE April 1 TIME 5:30 pm WHERELongworth House Book now

Onward: Celebrating Robert Adamson

DATE April 1 TIME 1:30 pm WHERECivic Playhouse Free