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.

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