her latest Album Words & Grooveblends original jazz,dirty blues and sensuous performance poetry. Vocalist and guitarist/songwriter karen HUNTER performs in an innovative and entertaining style entwining personal experience with liberally embellished stories, bridging the gap between the dangerous and the mundane.
GUEST POET - Rebecca Reider Rebecca Reider is a spoken word poet residing in Golden Bay. She is known for her powerful live performances, ranging from the intimate to the political (and sometimes both at the same time). She is currently at work on her second poetry CD, in collaboration with musicians
Tanya Meek studied Creative Writing with Albert Wendt at Auckland University. She has had poetry published in a few anthologies, came third in the Go West poetry slam in 2009 and was a member of Bride Riot, a poetry performance troupe. She worked in tv as a scriptwriter for 6 years, produced two daughters and has just reinvented herself as a teacher.
George D. Henderson is the singer in the Puddle since 1982 and has recently released CD albums No Love - No Hate and The Shakespeare Monkey (Fishrider records). A new LP Puddle album, Playboys in the Bush is scheduled for release in 2010. An essay by George "On Drugs" appears in the latest Landfall # 219 " On Music ".
Dressup is encouraged and the venue will be themed with props from the 80's
come celebrate 30 years of true contemporary poetry a celebration of Poetry in motion, homage to those that have carried it through the ages and a re-visiting of the age it came to be in; the 80's
That's right it's an 80's themed Poetry Live Party. So dig into your closet and dust off your power suit , leather pants or rock n roll skirts, put on your Devo hat, put on some Clockwork Orange eye makeup, get your shoulder pads on and perm your hair and join us in a flashback to the 'poetic' 80's
DJ Andy Flyboy will be providing appropriate music to finish off the night
about Poetry Live
Since it's conception in 1980, Poetry Live has been a place for poets to read and share poetry through a broad range of poetic styles and topics. 30 years ago David Mitchell wanted to offer a gathering point for poets of all kinds. With its recorded beginnings at the Globe Tavern in 1980, Poetry Live has been a gathering point for poets in Auckland for decades. Poetry Live has moved through many venues and passed through the hands of many organizers, but has always been a torch that has been carried through its ups and downs. In it's 30th year Poetry Live is healthier and doing better than ever, and we would now like to celebrate those that have helped to keep this regular and unique venue alive; both the amazing guests that have performed, the patron poets who frequent the open mic, the listeners that come to appreciate and the new faces who brave the stage and mic and the hard working MC's who make it happen every week, driven only by the love of poetry
hosted by MC's Miriam , Christian, Rachael and Kiri
-- Get your copy of Live Lines III today! Simply reply to this email to place an order or pop into to Poetry Live on Tuesday nights. $15 each.
Submissions for Live Lines Volume IV are OPEN NOW!!!!
Submissions close on September 30th.
Submissions are open to all poets who read at Poetry Live.
Send 2 - 5 of your best poems in hard-copy to: Poetry Live, 770 A Mount Eden Rd, Mount Eden , Auckland. Be sure to include a cover letter and your contact details (especially email address).
Alternatively, you can hand your submission directly to any of the Poetry Live MCs on Tuesday nights.
OTIS MACE, Guitar Ace! Otis is a singer/songwriter/musician who performs both solo and with various combos. Fresh, bright, irreverent, and darkly comic takes on life in Aotearoa. Otis Mace presents artfully-constructed love ballads and bright pop songs and always includes an element of vivid story telling in his punchy performance. Recently he has performed twice for Auckland’s “The Parnell Festival of Roses” and a one hour concert for Music In Parks. He has toured overseas, and has opened for Billy Bragg, The Violent Femmes and Attilla The Stockbroker and many popular NZ acts. Albums are on ‘Powertool’ and ‘Jayrem’ and ‘Ode Labels’. www.otismace.com www.myspace.com/otismace
Miriam Barr has come a long way since she first turned up at Poetry Live nine years ago with shaky paper. Since then, her poems have been published in Landfall, Poetry NZ, Enamel, JAAM, Black Mail Press and other places. For Poetry Live, Miriam will be delivering a combination of poems from the Bullet Hole Riddle collection, alongside newer poems and the odd world premier. Expect a mixture of performance and more pared back readings, woven with improvised music by Otis Mace.
Plus the launch of Side Stream 24. Come and get your free copy.
Poetry Live ; a home for spoken word Poetry for 30 years. Poetry Live brings together established Poets and aspiring Poets in a broad environment with a sprinkle of Musical talent. Poetry Live endeavours to bring together all aspects and medium of poetry