This Saturday, it’s Peter Burges and Patrick “Patch” Kain as our features for 24th February 2018 at Perth Poetry Club.
Peter Burges is an eclectic reader (history, politics, biographies, fiction, science fiction, fantasy, crime, religious texts, cross-cultural issues, etc.), and has had a long term goal of becoming a writer (of poetry, short stories and novels). So far he has had one poem published (by Unevenfloor, thanks to Jackson), and he hopes it is the first of many.
Peter recently returned to Perth after nearly 30 years working overseas for an Australian company, IDP Education, the largest international student recruitment company in the world, working in Thailand, China, Hong Kong, the Middle East and Vietnam. Prior to working with IDP, Peter spent four years in a Catholic seminary studying philosophy and theology, several years at university focused on English literature, history, anthropology, politics, and two years as a Buddhist monk doing intensive meditation. These, with a 3-month period spent working with Indigenous peoples in the North of WA, have been the most formative influences upon his understanding of what it means to be human, and upon his approach to living and relating to people.
Patrick “Patch” Kain is an activist and multi-disciplinary artist. His work in both these fields are his tools for facilitating change through action, anti-oppression work, and social engagement. He is studying an Associate Degree of Visual Arts at North Metropolitan TAFE, and is critically and creatively exploring masculinity, white supremacy, and nonviolence as he develops his art practice in his first year of this qualification.
Patch was a feature poet at Spoken Word Perth and Perth Poetry Festival’s OUTSpoken in 2016, and performed at a Multicultural Arts Victoria showcase in Melbourne last December. Patch’s writing and performing styles have been vast and varied throughout his time as a poet, but for now, he is expanding on and experimenting with the performance side of spoken word.
Please join us to hear Peter Burges + Patrick “Patch” Kain, plus Open-mike, this Saturday afternoon 2pm-4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge.
Over the next few weeks, we have the following wonderful features:
24-Feb-18 Peter Burges + Patrick “Patch” Kain + open mike
3-Mar-18 Mega Open-mike, where everyone is a feature
10-Mar-18 WAPI event - Flashlights of Hope – a Woman Scream event, in celebration of International Women’s Day, featuring 12 poets. Note: no open-mike on the day
17-Mar-18 Matt Norman + Kate Wilson + open mike
… All, not to be missed …