Saturday 20th February, Daniel Hansen and Prajjwal Dhungana (Nepal) + open-mike! at the Moon and Zoom

This Saturday 20th February 2pm-4pm we have wonderful poets Daniel Hansen + Prajjwal Dhungana (Nepal) + open-mike, at the Moon Café and via Zoom.

Daniel Hansen BIO:  My name is Danno Hansen & I am a Nyoongar poet with strong ties to Ballardong country in the wheatbelt & also Wadjuk country here in Perth.

I have toured the wheatbelt with Community Arts Network.  I have been invited down to Denmark for the Denmark Festival of Voice multiple times.  I won the Perth History Slam in 2018 against people who have degrees & bachelorettes in history & who have studied the subject their entire lives even though I only have a year 10 education & I have been in the top ranks of Poetry slammers along with some of WA's finest.

I am currently trying to build more confidence in performing musical numbers as a solo act with my guitar.

I am a strong believer in Dreamtime with strong ties to Catholicism as well.

Music & Poetry mean so much to me as they keep me well connected to my spirituality & religious beliefs as a story teller & a musician.  Two very significant roles held very highly since the beginning of Time.

A lot of my Poetry pieces are deep, emotional & raw when addressing issues such as race, politics, mental health & grief.  I do have many poems of happier times & that offer many Blessings to all.

I am so grateful to have Poetry & music to keep me out of so much trouble over the years as well as gaining a platform to be able to help give a voice to people who are oppressed & or struggling in this journey of Life we share.

Prajjwal Dhungana BIO:  I am Prajjwal Dhungana from Nepal. I am currently studying Bachelor in Economics at Kathmandu University School of Arts.

I have a deep interest in writing and poetry since childhood.  Particularly, poetry has become a medium for me to express my heart ever since.  My poems are an attempt to connect with people's life through simple lines. I  write in English, Nepali and Hindi languages.

I was introduced to Perth Poetry Club via my English Professor Kashi Raj Pandey.  Since then I have been taking part in the open-mike.  Truly speaking Perth Poetry Club has become a platform for me to express my poems to an audience who truly care about poetry.  Jackson, Elio, Yvonne Patterson have become my inspiration in this club.

Beside poetry I love Mathematics, Economics & Science.  I love learning new things.  Thank you for appreciating my poetry and providing me this opportunity.

All this with open-mike.

The venue is Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge. Yes WE ARE BACK AT THE MOON.

Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting from Moon Cafe.

this Saturday, 20th February        2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

Daniel Hansen + Prajjwal Dhungana (Nepal) + open-mike, from the Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge

Join Zoom Meeting

You will have to wait for Zoom to do its thing. You will need to be let into the meeting from the Waiting Room. Please be patient. It may not work straight away. Try again. If that fails email Elio on

The Moon Café is open from 12noon each day. It also runs as a take away food / delivery and pick-up venue. Online bookings via their website, Facebook and Instagram. Also try calling 9328 7474.

The next few weeks we have the following features:

  20-Feb-21   Daniel Hansen + Prajjwal Dhungana (Nepal) + open-mike

  27-Feb-21   Daniel Oxenburgh + Jenna Storer + Michael Drysdale + open-mike

    6-Mar-21   WOMAN SCREAM (Invited features) – no open-mike, WAPI event.  Perth’s peak poetry event marking International Woman’s Day.  Featuring Taonga Sendama, Rashida Murphy, Jaya Penelope, Barbara Stapleton, Manveen Kohli, Fiona Free and more.  All funds raised go to Starick Women’s Refuge.

  13-Mar-21   Chaucer Cameron (UK) + open-mike

  20-Mar-21   David Ellis + Ben Riddle + open-mike

  27-Mar-21   RECOIL-12 Launch + open-mike, with Nadia Rhook, SoulReserve, Lisa Collyer, Andrew Landsdown, Barbara Stapleton, Glen Hunting (NT), David Stavanger (Qld), Caroline Reid (SA), Cath Drake (UK), Hamish Danks Brown (Vic), Nina Lewis (UK) … 

All with open-mike (except for 6-Mar-21), not to be missed …