Saturday 19th September, Young Poets Showcase + open-mike! via Zoom and at the Moon

This Saturday 19th September we have Young Poets Showcase and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, mc-ed by Veronica Lake and PPC, via ZOOM at the Moon.

2020 has been dire for everyone because of the dreaded Covid.  It has impacted on our lives in many ways.  For Year 12 students who work under enormous pressure in their final year of school, Covid has added an extra dimension of stress.  Nonetheless, the young poets reading out their work today, have still found time to be creative and in this most special of genres.

All of the poets who are reading for this segment are still at school and just about to begin their final school examinations.  They have made time away from study to be with us here today in order to read out their poems.  While talking to the group they confessed that some of their work was for school ‘assessment’ and that they had drawn inspiration from studied poets including Eliot, Plath, Cummings and Heany.  They found poetry allowed for interpretation of life events as well as diverse thinking about what it means to be human in this day and age.

All of them believe that the creativity involved in writing poetry brings individuals together, allows for wider thinking and invokes a disciplined manner of trying to say something worthwhile.

The young poets are Lily Arbuckle. Ella Miels and Sophie Michael. Their young and enthusiastic voices bring us a new generation of poets. Listen and appreciate what it is they have to say.

This is a combined WA Poets/Perth Poetry Club event and includes regular open mike, mc’ed by Veronica Lake and Perth Poetry Club.

We will be at the Moon Café Northbridge with stage-mike for those unable to ZOOM in.

Veronica Lake is a teacher of Literature, and has been since before the dawn of time.  She edits the annual student poetry journal Primo Lux, which draws from students in high schools all over the state, and celebrates their distinctive voices and stories.  The journal has been in production now for 16+ years. In 2010 Veronica was awarded a Churchill Fellow for the study of Shakespeare and the way it is brought to new generations.  She is a noted poet in her own right, and part of the Voicebox collective.  All the above with usual open mike as well. 

Gig details are:

Perth Poetry Club and WA Poets are inviting you to a scheduled Zoom from the Moon.

this Saturday, 19th September             2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

Young Poets Showcase + regular open-mike, also at the Moon Café, 323 William St Northbridge

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

  19-Sep-20   Young Poets Showcase, MC’d by Veronica Lake and PPC + open-mike, part of WA Poets Inc's Perth Poetry Festival

  26-Sep-20   Perth Poetry Festival: David McCooey (Vic), David Stavanger (Qld), Anne-Marie Whiu (Qld), 

                         Mike Williams, Fable Goldsmith, Samantha Melia, and Taonga Sendama + open-mike (2minutes max for each open-miker) 

    3-Oct-20   Soul Reserve + open-mike

  10-Oct-20   Richard Hartley  + open-mike

  17-Oct-20   TBC 

  24-Oct-20   TBC

  31-Oct-20   Launch of Seeing Trees by Glen Phillips and John Ryan, launch speech by Vivienne Glance + regular open-mike …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …