Friday, May 29, 2009

Poetry Live tuesday 2nd june 09


Tuesday 2nd June 09, 8 pm - Late at The Thirsty Dog 469 K- road (Karangahape road )

Guest Poet :
Michael Steven

Both a publisher and a writer, Michaels passion for poetry and attention to details gives weight and beauty to every word he produces. This passion extends beyond the writer as he has published several beautiful refined books by poetry heavyweights like Mark Young and Martin Edmond

Michael has recently had his book Centreville Springs published by Kilmog Press and there are rumours there is another book already on the line to be published this year.

Guest Musicians :
Jacqui Mixture
Jacqui has been making music and babies in Auckland since 2000. She has played in shock rock outfit Mountain Lion and hard rocking family band Mixture. She now returns to the stage 3 years later for a special solo performance. She is currently working on new material to be included on her forthcoming album

& Anon noname
Anon Noname plays with his grunge rock outfit Name Removed, who has supported Metonymy during their fundraising gigs. They are currently recording their first full length album. Anon will perform a solo set showcasing his diversity outside and inside the genre of rock.


Sunday, May 24, 2009

Poetry Live 26th May 09

This Tuesday: you know the deal but for those who don't it's 8PM The Thirsty Dog, K Road.

Koha entry, open mic, fun galore.

Our guest poet this week is:

Andra Jenkin
Andra is an accomplished spoken word artist who would kill me if I used the word 'poet'. She prefers the term 'novelist', and has written short stories, radio plays, songs, reviews, poems as well as pretty much all other forms in which things can be written. She has performed with the Literatti on numerous occasions, where her off beat-humour never failed to impress.

Also we have Auckland singer songwriter Matthew Coburn as the Driftwood Messenger! ( Folk Rock ) West Coast tunes from an East Coast Soul.
Be there, or be a polygon!

Murray LeePoetry Live MC

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Poetry Live May 12th @ Thirsty Dog

Poetry Live May 12th @ Thirsty Dog
From 8 pm. Koha entry.

With guest poet Raewyn Alexander and guest musician John Goudge.

Raewyn Alexander was born in Hamilton, lived overseas a while and has spent most of her life lately in Grey Lynn, Auckland where she tries to spend as much time as she can in her favourite cafe discussing vital issues like cake. She works as a writer, editor, publisher and international Communication consultant, her past-time gardening also informs her writing you could say; organic poetry simply grows from what is there, like William Carlos Williams explained poetry may do.

She's had two novels, two non-fiction books and six books of poetry published. Two iMovies she made with poetry voice-over are on the internet, she's recorded a tape and a CD, and she's been invited to read in Melbourne, at the Overload Poetry Festival three times. Alexander's latest poetry collection is Museum of Lost Days through Earl of Seacliff and a few copies have been sent along to be sold at this reading. Also, she makes Tiny Titles with collage and poetry; some of Tiny Titles Five are available this evening. Plus there's a booklet from her workshops available, called Writing Poetry, Fireworks, Clay and Architecture, which some writers could find useful.

Anyone who buys one of her books also gets a free copy of Magazine Six, which she edited for six years.

John Goudge is a musician, composer, singer/songwriter and leader of original blues-funk-rock group – John Goudge Band. John performs music in various guises – as a solo performer, with a small ensemble, or with a full band. He is currently mixing his first fully studio album, after releasing a limited edition live album For the Record, & EP Wind & the Rain in 2006 & 2007. John is also a well known actor & director in West Auckland, with more than 40 theatre productions under his belt. For 15 years John has been teaching acting classes for the personal & professional development of his students. He has his own studio, Rimu Glade Studio, in the bush of the Waitakere Ranges. At the same time he is also a journalist, poet and playwright.

MC: Miriam.

Plus the launch of Side Stream issue 19.
Submissions for Issue 20 close on June 15th and should be sent in the body of an email to the editor at . See for more info and full submission guidelines.