Thursday, July 9, 2009

Poetry Live July 21st

A Montana Poetry Day Prelude
Resurrection Night
July 21st, from 8pm @ Thirsty Dog
Tonight the open mic is being cordoned off, once again, in honour of our third annual Resurrection Night.
Poetry Live invites people to share poetry by their favourite dead poets. Prizes for best resurrection performance and best costume. Sign up on the night. 5-minutes per performance.
With guest musician Mutsa Murare and a collection of guest poets:
Shane Hollands does Jack Kerouac, Miriam Barr does Charles Bukowski, Daniel Larsen does Allan Ginsberg, Christian Jensen does Ed Dorn, Sabrina Muck does Anne Sexton and Raewyn Alexander does Sylvia Plath.
Submissions for Live Lines #3 will open on July 21st, so bring along your hardcopy submissions.
MC: Murray Lee

Poetry Live July 14th

Poetry Live July 14th @ Thirsty Dog
with the Black Mail Press Secrets launch
& guest poet Apirana Taylor

Tonight we mix the usual formula up a bit for some fun and games.

Instead of guest musicians we have poets from the latest issue of Black Mail Press:

Michael Morrissey, Janet Charman, Ila Selwyn, Daniel Larsen, Jenny Clay, Michael Steven, Rosetta Allan & Kat Phyn

They will each be reading poems from the secrets themed special issue of BMP which has just gone live.

BMP-poet's secrets will be hidden all around the venue. Your task is to figure out which poet the secrets belong to. There is a prize for those of you who guess correctly.

You have not seen a poem performed if you have not seen Apirana Taylor.

Apirana trained as a journalist and worked in many jobs, before committing himself fully to working as an artist. He has won awards for his poetry, short stories, plays and acting. Since that time Apirana has lived and worked as a poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright,actor, director, storyteller, painter and musician. He earns a living mainly as a poet, story tellerand actor. He is known for his powerful poetry readings and magical story telling. He is frequently invited all over the country to present his work. He has also been invited twice to both Europe and India to read his poetry. He has also been awarded writers residencies at both Massey and Canterbury University, Rangi Ruru School, St Andrews College and Hagley Community College.

The first copies of Side Stream issue 20 will also be released.

Open mic and koha entry as per usual.

MC: Miriam

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Poetry Live july 7 th


Tuesday 7th July 09, 8 pm - Late
at The Thirsty Dog
469 K- road (Karangahape road )
please note : Our Guest Poet and guest Musician will be on at 8 pm to start off the night, so get in early

Guest Poet : Michele Leggott
NZ Poet Laureate of 08/09 . Her new book Mirable Dictu was launched on 24th june. She has also been spear heading an interesting project for Matariki getting school childrent to chalk and write poems for Matariki.

Guest Musicians : Jonathan Besser
Composer/Pianist - Over the last 25 years award-winning composer Jonathan Besser has written a number of large-scale works including commissions for The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, the Royal N.Z. Ballet, Auckland Philharmonia, the Wellington Symphonia, and the New Zealand String Quartet. He will be performing with Michele Leggott

MC Christian