You can get your first dose tomorrow at SpeedPoets when Peter reads from his new book, Beneath Our Armour alongside fellow Melbournian, Koraly Dimitriades at Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City) from 2:30pm – 5:30pm and if that’s not enough to sate you, why not get along to the Salon event at Avid Reader (193 Boundary Road, West End) the following night (Monday October 8) to hear Peter speak about the poems in Beneath Our Armour. On the night, Peter will also be joined by local poets Andrew Phillips, Trudie Murrell and John Koenig. Can’t think of anything better to do on a Monday night!
And here’s a tip… to gain free entry to the Monday night gig, all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 38463422 and let them know that you are my guest. They will sort the rest…
As I prepare to head back to work, this is the poetry injection I need to kick start the term.
Look forward to seeing many of you there,
SpeedPoets this Saturday (May 5) is shaping up to be one hell of a gig, with a feature set from one of its founding members, Rowan Donovan and a premiere reading by Nathan Shepherdson of his latest work, clouds in another’s blood.
clouds in another’s blood is published in a limited edition of 50 hand bound, concertina fold, artist books by local publisher, light-trap press and is a collaboration between Nathan and print maker, Julie Barratt. Nathan’s work has won many, many awards and I for one am incredibly excited about getting my hands on a copy of this new collection. Here’s a few words and images from the book to give you all a first taste…
and the ground
that is responsible
for this distance
is unable to remember trees
under the clean pressure of snow
This Sunday, November 6, is the last chance to get along to SpeedPoets before the long days of Summer set in.
It’s been a sparkling 10th year, with features from touring artists such as Matt Hetherington, James Waller and Santo Cazzati (Melbourne); local musicians including Baron Field, Primitive Motion, Ichabod’s Crane and Mardi Lumsden and some of our favourite local poets: Fern Thompsett, Phillip Ellis, Nathan Shepherdson, Rachael Briggs, Michelle Dicinoski and Carmen Keates.
And the final line-up for the year is another 3-way feature act that is bound to POP!
SpeedPoets regulars, Andrew Phillips and Michael Cohen will perform their debut feature sets alongside Brisbane art-rock fetishists, The Stress of Leisure, who will have their spanking new single, Sex Times available for the first time in 7″vinyl. So if you want to get sexy, SpeedPoets is the place to be!
And don’t forget to pack a poem in your pocket so that you can make your voice heard in Brisbane’s hottest Open Mic.
All the action kicks off at Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City – click here for a map) at 2pm and runs until 5pm. Entry is a gold coin donation and the monthly SpeedPoets Zine is free as a 2yr old in a shopping centre!
To get you in the mood, here’s a couple of clips of The Stress of Leisure teamed up with two of Brisbane’s finest poets, David Stavanger & Nathan Shepherdson. Get your dancing shoes on!