Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Guest Musician 8th june


her latest Album Words & Groove blends original jazz,dirty blues and sensuous performance poetry. Vocalist and guitarist/songwriter karen HUNTER performs in an innovative and entertaining style entwining personal experience with liberally embellished stories, bridging the gap between the dangerous and the mundane.


Guest Poet June 8th

GUEST POET - Rebecca Reider
Rebecca Reider is a spoken word poet residing in Golden Bay. She is known for her powerful live performances, ranging from the intimate to the political (and sometimes both at the same time). She is currently at work on her second poetry CD, in collaboration with musicians


Sunday, May 30, 2010

Guest Poet June 1 2010

Tanya Meek studied Creative Writing with Albert Wendt at Auckland University. She has had poetry published in a few anthologies, came third in the Go West poetry slam in 2009 and was a member of Bride Riot, a poetry performance troupe. She worked in tv as a scriptwriter for 6 years, produced two daughters and has just reinvented herself as a teacher.

Guest Musician 1st june 2010

George D. Henderson is the singer in the Puddle since 1982 and has recently released CD albums No Love - No Hate and The Shakespeare Monkey (Fishrider records). A new LP Puddle album, Playboys in the Bush is scheduled for release in 2010. An essay by George "On Drugs" appears in the latest Landfall # 219 " On Music ".

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

30th BIRTHDAY !!


Open Mic

music by DJ Andy Flyboy

Dressup is encouraged and the venue will be themed with props from the 80's

come celebrate 30 years of true contemporary poetry
a celebration of Poetry in motion, homage to those that have carried it through the ages and a re-visiting of the age it came to be in; the 80's

That's right it's an 80's themed Poetry Live Party. So dig into your closet and dust off your power suit , leather pants or rock n roll skirts, put on your Devo hat, put on some Clockwork Orange eye makeup, get your shoulder pads on and perm your hair and join us in a flashback to the 'poetic' 80's

DJ Andy Flyboy will be providing appropriate music to finish off the night

about Poetry Live

Since it's conception in 1980, Poetry Live has been a place for poets to read and share poetry through a broad range of poetic styles and topics. 30 years ago David Mitchell wanted to offer a gathering point for poets of all kinds. With its recorded beginnings at the Globe Tavern in 1980, Poetry Live has been a gathering point for poets in Auckland for decades. Poetry Live has moved through many venues and passed through the hands of many organizers, but has always been a torch that has been carried through its ups and downs. In it's 30th year Poetry Live is healthier and doing better than ever, and we would now like to celebrate those that have helped to keep this regular and unique venue alive; both the amazing guests that have performed, the patron poets who frequent the open mic, the listeners that come to appreciate and the new faces who brave the stage and mic and the hard working MC's who make it happen every week, driven only by the love of poetry

hosted by
MC's Miriam , Christian, Rachael and Kiri

Get your copy of Live Lines III today! Simply reply to this email to place an order or pop into to Poetry Live on Tuesday nights. $15 each.

Submissions for Live Lines Volume IV are OPEN NOW!!!!

Submissions close on September 30th.

Submissions are open to all poets who read at Poetry Live.

Send 2 - 5 of your best poems in hard-copy to: Poetry Live, 770 A Mount Eden Rd, Mount Eden , Auckland. Be sure to include a cover letter and your contact details (especially email address).

Alternatively, you can hand your submission directly to any of the Poetry Live MCs on Tuesday nights.

Follow Poetry Live at http://www.poetrylive.co.nz

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Poetry Live 18th May Guest Musician

OTIS MACE, Guitar Ace!
Otis is a singer/songwriter/musician who performs both solo and with various combos. Fresh, bright, irreverent, and darkly comic takes on life in Aotearoa. Otis Mace presents artfully-constructed love ballads and bright pop songs and always includes an element of vivid story telling in his punchy performance. Recently he has performed twice for Auckland’s “The Parnell Festival of Roses” and a one hour concert for Music In Parks. He has toured overseas, and has opened for Billy Bragg, The Violent Femmes and Attilla The Stockbroker and many popular NZ acts.
Albums are on ‘Powertool’ and ‘Jayrem’ and ‘Ode Labels’.

Poetry Live 18th May - Guest Poet

Miriam Barr has come a long way since she first turned up at Poetry Live nine years ago with shaky paper. Since then, her poems have been published in Landfall, Poetry NZ, Enamel, JAAM, Black Mail Press and other places. For Poetry Live, Miriam will be delivering a combination of poems from the Bullet Hole Riddle collection, alongside newer poems and the odd world premier. Expect a mixture of performance and more pared back readings, woven with improvised music by Otis Mace.

Plus the launch of Side Stream 24. Come and get your free copy.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Guest Poet 4th May 2010

Michael Steven

Steven is the author of Centreville Springs & Bartering Lines, both published by Kilmog Press, Dunedin.
His work has appeared in various journals, both print & electronic.

Guest Musician 4th May 2010

Simon Comber's first album Pre-Pill Love (2006) introduced New Zealand to a songwriter of quiet insight and shrewd economy. Written whilst Comber was based in Dunedin, and co-produced with such musical luminaries as Edmund McWilliams (Bressa Creeting Cake) and Graeme Downes (The Verlaines), songs like Early Spring Rain, Sunday Horrors and Marylands said what they had to say (on topics ranging from watching horror movies with the one you love to child abuse) and got the hell out, occasionally not even breaking the 2 minute mark. Since releasing Pre-Pill Love Comber has moved back to Auckland from whence he came, and more importantly, written material for a follow up album. His sophomore release Endearance has for the most part traded acoustic for electric guitar, and is in some ways the folk-rock counterpart to his folk-pop debut. Though his love of narrative songwriting has not diminished, with songs like The Jaws of Life staring down the barrel of family dysfunction with a characteristic candour, the instrumentation makes its presence felt more on the new record. Nobility, a meditative, lyrically existentialist piece, tips its hat to sixties psychedelia, and the title track, a haunting homage to the music of John Fahey, is the first purely instrumental composition Comber has written. Recorded at the Masonic Lodge in Port Chalmers outside of Dunedin. Comber enlisted the help of Dale Cotton (Conray), Darren Stedman (The Verlaines) and Tom Healy (The Low Spark) to contribute engineering, drums and bass respectively and help bring his new songs to fruition.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Guest Musician April 27th 2010

Guest Musician: Chris Weeks

With a sound that stems from an unashamedly pop punk back ground, Chris's songs are fueled by a love for music and the experiences which create it. His songs are honest and angst-filled but with a catchy melody to offset the mood, with sincere and heartfelt lyrics that also endeavour to maintain an awkward sense of humor, often using satire. Chris takes his music seriously but never himself, with his main goal in life being to play music everyday and have fun doing it!

Guest Poet Poetry Live April 27th 2010

Guest Poet: Richard Wasley

Richard Wasley was a founding member of Occam Theatre Company. In a car, plus trailer for props and scenery, the company toured small towns in the North Island in the late 1980s with small cast plays such as Harold Pinter’s ‘The Lover.' Richard also toured a one-man show, ‘Hess,’ concerning Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of Nazi Germany, and read poetry at various schools throughout the North Island. He is now the owner of Unicorn Books in Warkworth and reads poetry at various venues.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Poetry LIve 20th April

GUEST MUSICIAN - Dominic Blaazer

My maunga are the Blue Mountains

My moana is the Caribbean

My wai is the Hope River

My waka is Air Jamaica

My rohe is Surrey

My iwi is Kingston

My hapu is Liguanea

My wahi is Barbican

My marae is Mona

In the musical world, I play keyboards and assorted rigid instruments for Don McGlashan and SJD, among others. After several years spent copywriting, the flexibility of the Theremin serves to balance and free me from the protocols of language and punctuation in all forms.

Poetry Live 20th April

GUEST POET - Sabrina Muck

Having been away from Poetry Live for a while, Sabrina is back on the scene and will perform a mix of her new works and some old favourites. Her poetry reflects inspirations and images taken from Auckland City and further afield, and is influenced by Beat poetry, slam poetry, and her wish to speak out against poverty and racism. Starting off reading on a street corner outside the infamously-packed Poetry Idol 2007, she is a member of the Literatti and has performed her work at the Auckland City Library, the University of Auckland, Poetry Live, and several poetry slams. She has previously been published online by Blackmail Press and onesentence.org.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Live lines # 3 Launch on Tuesday 30th

Live Lines #3 - In Production

Poetry Live Publishing, 2010

Anthology of 2009 at Poetry Live.

This volume will be launched on March 30th, 2010.

Live Lines # 3 features poetry by Aidan-B. Howard, Michael Morrissey, Simone Kaho, Shane Hollands, Rosetta Allan, Christian Jensen, Jenny Clay, Penny Somervaille, Paul Lewis Green, Michael Botur, Lee Wallace and more ...