This Saturday sees our Recoil-7 zine launch. Some of the favourite features from last year's Perth Poetry Club have contributed poems to this zine.
Come on Saturday to see and hear poets and poems from
Allan Padgett, Craig Rogers, Danny Gunzburg, Gabrielle Everall, indigo eli, Karen Murphy, Mandy Tu, Matt Norman, Meryl Manoy, Peter Jeffery OAM, Robin Daglish, and Shey Marque.
Saturday 20th of February, meet Daniel Oxenburgh.
Daniel Oxenburgh (also known as Snoop Bilby) is a multi-talented WA poet.
His poetry has been illustrated by Alexander Hayes and published as a book “Quicksilver” with an exhibition at Gomboc Gallery in 2002. He has written poetry to accompany two photography exhibitions by Angus Skene “Formations Creatures Land and Sea” in 2010 and “Kimberley Expressions” in 2011. You can also read his poetry in The Australian Writers’ Journal 1993,1994 and Uneven Floor 2014.
David Slade (pictured left) spent 40 years in the world of fire insurance. Having ‘dabbled’ in writing poetry for many years, early retirement provided the opportunity to join Slipstream Poets, a group based in Storrington, West Sussex and Silk Road Writers in Littlehampton. Visiting Australia, David has been a regular contributor to Perth Poetry Club
David has published two collections of Poetry, ‘Images on a Silver Screen’ in 2009 and ‘A Matter of Record’ in 2014, and numerous items in magazines.
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.
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.
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.
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).