Saturday 8th February, Neil J (bruther) BRiLO Pattinson!

This Saturday 8th February we have the wonderful poet Neil J (bruther) BRiLO Pattinson to entertain us in # Celaberating? "A" Life UnSpectakular #.

Neil J bruther BRiLO Pattinson is an icon of Perth Poetry Club.  BRiLO is a “Suburban born Melbourne evacuee with a rural upbringing, a West Coast runaway and has-been resources Corporate Sector raffscalian.  He has been a contributor to Perth Poetry Club since its inception, is the creator of the Viable Human Mob, and is the world’s leading exponent of the HaaR Coooo form of poetry. 

He has found his long lost “bruther”, and will present # Celaberating? "A" Life UnSpectakular #

Also attending with/at BRiLO’z feature will be “Page Turner!!” the Book Merchant, with Double Edge Sword from Once&OnceOnly Publications and indifference publications.

Please join us to celebrate poetry this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge with Neil J (bruther) BRiLO Pattinson + open-mike.

This next few weeks, we have the following features + usual open mike:

    8-Feb-20   Neil j (bruther) BRiLO Pattinson in # Celaberating? "A" Life UnSpectakular # + open-mike

  15-Feb-20   Coral Carter, launch of her new book Backyard Listening, launch speech by Liana Joy Christensen + open-mike

  22-Feb-20   David Stavanger (Qld) + open-mike

  29-Feb-20   Letters to the Earth (Writing to a Planet in Crisis) + open-mike.  See details below - this Saturday date only occurs every 28years …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …

There is a publication called ‘Letters to the Earth’ [ ] which was published to highlight creative responses to climate change.  It is a wonderful book and Vivienne Glance is the spark for a similar initiative in Perth.

Perth Poetry Club will host a Letters to the Earth gig on Saturday 29th Feb 2pm-4pm.  Selected readers will read their poems specially written for the occasion plus poems from Letters to Earth composed by wonderful poets/writers like Kate Tempest, Mary Oliver, Steve Wright.  Open mikers are encouraged to read their own poems on the subject, and there have been many of these read over the months at the Club, so let’s make a feature of it.  There will be regular open-mike as well.

Vivienne Glance says “I’d like to promote the creative responses to climate change and the recent bushfires, as I believe the arts have a great deal to offer when helping us with overwhelming issues such as these.”  The ultimate aim is to produce a chapbook with the ultimate aim that these chapbook poems would be read at Voicebox later in the year.

What is your perception of climate change, the recent ongoing bushfires, and your response?  Is the Earth in crisis?  Is humanity in crisis? Do we owe the Earth an apology – out of love, loss, emergence/emergency, hope, action, the politics?  The crisis might also be a personal internal one, and can the Earth help heal our lives?  Is there room for any optimism?