Michael Steven is the author of Centreville Springs & Bartering Lines, both published by Kilmog Press, Dunedin.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Thursday, April 22, 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: 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
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.
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.