Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Poetry Live October 13th - Madness

Poetry Live October 13th @ Thirsty Dog

Guest musicians Fats White


Guest poet Simone Kaho

Open Mic!

MC: Miriam

Fats White are an awesome band and have brought chaos to Poetry Live before. From NZ Musician Oct/Nov 2005: "Fats White ... is refreshingly unlike most music available - satirical punk rockabilly comes close to an apt description. Often accompanied simply by a fat sounding acoustic guitar. Fats White assumes the role of social observer and renovator of words. Apart from the obligatory guitar, bass, and drums - horns, washboards, and even a carpenter's saw are employed. If you enjoy back to basics, thought provoking music with a twist..." then come to Poetry Live on Tuesday.

Simone has been an underground poet for most of her life. That is, she kept her notebooks and folders of poetry mostly to herself while developing an alter ego with a Communications Studies Degree and career in advertising. That changed when she fell in love with a musician and was inspired her to let her own inner artist out. She ventured onto the poetry live stage in 2007 and has since become a regular performer. Her poetry is dark, humorous and sometimes romantic, wistfully flavored with her Pacific Island roots. She is inspired by poetry from Bob Orr, Tusiata Avia, Albert Wendt and Vincent O’Sullivan (among others).

Live Lines Update: Submissions have now been collected for Live Lines #3 our next anthology, which will be launched in March 2010. We will accept last minute late submissions from anyone who forgot (we know how it is) up until Tuesday night. So bring along your 3-5 poems in hardcopy, or if you really can't get there, then post them to Poetry Live, 16 Millais Street, Grey Lynn (make sure to include a contact email address). Particularly those of you who have been guest poets in the past year, we especially want you. We have not received any visual art submissions this year, so we are still looking for a cover image. Thank you to all of those people who sent in submissions - I've already had a sneak peak at them and it is shaping up to be another stellar anthology.

Submissions for Side Stream 22 are also open at the moment and close on October 15th. Email short poems

Bring your creative hats, we're doing another collab' poem!

Last Tuesday was a wicked night - despite a noisy crowd - Christian got Mark McGill Smith to improvise music during open mic. Very cool. I vote we do that again.