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. http://www.blackmailpress.com/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.