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Saturday 19th January, Ananda Barton + Jane Cornes Maclean!

This Saturday 19th January 2019 we have two wonderful poets, Ananda Barton + Jane Cornes Maclean, and open-mike.

Seventeen days after Ananda Barton was born the United States abandoned the gold standard, although there is no proven link between these two events.  Born in Western Australia and growing up in the South West, Ananda’s life has encompassed unemployment, studying ancient history at UWA, the State public service and appointment as an officer in the army of an unrecognized nation.

Saturday 2nd of July, Alex Biddle and Charmaine Landwehr

This Saturday we have Alex Biddle and Charmaine Landwehr as our feature poets.

Alex Biddle (left pictured) currently has six girlfriends, seven boyfriends, three non-binary partners and 72 Ferrari's. Since her last feature performing at the Moon, Alex now have seventeen traffic cones which is one less than their age. Alex is also known as a "gender fluid superstar" but mostly just called “Biddle”. Alex was our youngest feature at Perth Poetry Club, and in their words “They do poetry sometimes and it’s alright I guess.” Alex’s poetry certainly is alright.

This Saturday, The Said Poets Society!

Our feature this week is The Said Poets Society.

The Said Poets Society cares about telling good stories. The stories we’re told in the media, the stories we tell each other, and especially the stories we tell ourselves, shape the world we live in. The Said Poets team believe that to inspire positive action, we first have to inspire positive thinking by letting young people know the power they hold as storytellers. The Society runs performance poetry workshops in Perth high schools to equip young people to create change through the power of stories.

Wednesday 3rd of February, poetry at Mattie Furphy House!

FAWWA and WA POETS INC present POETRY NIGHT with Alwyn Marriage.

Please join us on Wednesday 3 February for a night of poetry with visiting UK poet, Alwyn Marriage. Alwyn will be sharing some of her work, as well as her insights on the UK poetry publishing scene.
There will also be a showcase of local poets reciting their chosen works. Wine and cheese provided.

30th January 2016 - Alex Chapman & Caitlin Maling

Two great feature poets, Caitlin Maling & Alex Chapman, for Saturday 30th January 2016.

Caitlin Maling (pictured right) is a WA poet currently living in Sydney. A first collection "Conversations I've never Had" was published last year through Fremantle Press. A second collection is forthcoming early 2017. Caitlin has been making waves on the east coast – the surf’s up when she’s visiting the west coast.

23rd January 2016 - Alexis Dubus (UK) & David Pensabene

Two great feature poets, Alexis Dubus & David Pensabene, for Saturday 23rd January 2016.

Alexis Dubus (pictured left) is an international stand-up, character comic and poet, returning to Perth once again with a show about the history of swearing for Fringe World 2016. Alexis is Winner: Chortle Award 2015 - Best Sketch, Character, Improv and Winner: Fringe World Award - Best Comedy Show 2013. He is “Wry, thoughtful, with a lovely way with language” - The Independent (UK).

16th January 2016 - Helchild and Steve Fulcher

Perth Poetry Club starts back this Saturday 16th January 2016 with two fabulous features to start the new year.

Helchild aka Helen Child is a Perth born, satirical poet, comedian and visual artist who combines her warped talents to create performance monstrosities…that first hit the stage in 1995 and haven't stopped, despite many concerted efforts by some to make it stop. Helchild will not stop!! She appears in festivals, zines, TV and radio. Helchild has a CD available, a new zine and lots of appalling videos on YouTube.

Thank you from Perth Poetry Club! And the lineup for 2016...

Thank you to everyone who performed and attended Perth Poetry Club in 2015. Overall we had 70+ features, 800+ open-mikers, and 1,750+ audience for the year.

Perth Poetry Club is in recess over the Christmas – New Year period, and starts back with a vengeance on Saturday 16th January 2016 and beyond with the following great line-up (open-mike as always):

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