Friday, January 13, 2017

Articles about BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

There is an article about the 18 January BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in both the Age and the Canberra Times. You can also read a short take on the upcoming poetry slam in the City News. Thanks to Adam Thomas for the photograph used in the articles.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pressure Gauge Press, Issue Four

The green streets of Canberra City was written for an exhibition at the Photography Room in June 2016, you can now read it in Pressure Gauge Press, issue four. Thanks to the Photography Room for the opportunity and to Pressure Gauge Press for publishing the poem.

Saturday, January 07, 2017



And to do that BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you and anyone else a microphone, 2 minutes, a stage and 1st prizes, all for the chance of victory!

Because BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is the poetry slam in the Phoenix Pub!

That is correct, Poetry Slam! Prizes! Phoenix Pub! Victory!

And because we are the poetry slam we give you feature acts!

Luciana Harrison
guitar, ukelele, vocals. you should know Luciana Harrison from Canberra’s alt-pop Pocket Fox. keep out of direct sunlight. water regularly, at least once a day. responds well to singing.

Tahi Atea Kentwell
Tahi Atea has been writing creatively for as long as she can remember. She discovered and fell in love with slam poetry four years ago. She won BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at the National Folk Festival in 2015. Her other passion is dance, which she will be studying at university in 2017.

So join the poets, the audience, the bar staff, the drinkers, the Master of Conflict, the feature acts, Andrew Galan, the Sound Guy, the Score Adder, your best friend, the Sacrificial Poet, your worst enemy, and the passers-by! All for BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at the Phoenix Pub!
Sign up at 7:30pm!
Poetry Slam at 8pm!
Victory by 11:30pm!

And remember no props, no music, 2 minutes, your original material!

Monday, November 14, 2016

18 November - Ruckus Melbourne

On 18 November I will feature at Ruckus Melbourne. Come along, it is a Grand Slam, there will be wall to wall poets, bring a non-poet.


Poetry Slam. Also featuring, ‘Joana Simmons - comedy legend and fitness guru’.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The Salt Room at Gorman House - Friday 18 November

‘If I have to have a poem, then I prefer it to be multiple choice.’

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, in partnership with Ainslie + Gorman, brings you the Salt Room, the national capital showcase of the finest territory, interstate and international writers and performers.

MCed by Joel Barcham.

For this event we have One Thousand Promises, Nigel Featherstone, Bela Farkas and J C Inman.
Tickets at the door: $10 waged and $5 unwaged.

Read below for more information about each of our performers.

One Thousand Promises
One Thousand Promises is a duo art project between Francesca Willow and Madison Mae Parker. Francesca, a choreographer and performer, uses Madison’s poetry as a starting point for making movement.The duo aims to create a full, experiential atmosphere for the audience, not allowing them to be passive observers, but active participants in the conversation unfolding before them. Their work touches on the darkness that lies within us all, particularly focusing on eating disorders and mental illness, and the strength to overcome through the power that exists within womanhood.

Nigel Featherstone
Nigel Featherstone is the author of three thematically linked but standalone novellas: (Blemish Books, 2014), which has been described ‘Elegant and original’ (Sydney Morning Herald), ‘Accomplished – an intense fiction range’ (Canberra Times), and ‘Utterly enthralling’ (Newtown Review of Books), and was recognised with a 2014 Canberra Critics Circle Award; I’m Ready Now (Blemish Books, 2012), which was short-listed for both the 2013 ACT Book of the Year; and Fall on Me (Blemish Books, 2011), which won the 2012 ACT Writing and Publishing Award for Fiction. Nigel’s novel Remnants (Pandanus Books, 2005) was published to acclaim, as was his story collection Joy (2000). He is also the author of 50 stories published in Australian literary journals including the Review of Australian Fiction, Meanjin, Island, and Overland. Between 2007 and 2015 he was a frequent freelance writer for Fairfax Media. Nigel has been awarded residencies at Varuna and Bundanon and in 2013 he was a Creative Fellow at UNSW Canberra/Australian Defence Force Academy. In 2015 Nigel was commissioned by the Goulburn Regional Conservatorium to write the libretti for an original 12-song cycle, which is being composed by James Humberstone from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.

Bela Farkas
Serial celebrity name dropper Bela Farkas is a Canberra-based poet. A lot of his work has been heavily influenced by popular culture and current events. He has featured at Canberra’s BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, Traverse Poetry Slam, West Word Poetry and as part of the ACT Australian Poetry Slam. He has been interviewed and performed poetry as part of the documentary series Behind the Words and on 2xx radio. He has also performed at the Corinbank, Canberra Fringe, National Folk and You Are Here festivals as part of the Tragic Troubadours. He has been published in the Delinquent and has given speeches on poetry and performance at schools.

J C Inman
J C Inman is a contemporary Australian poet. His poetry blends humour and horror. Follow him on Twitter @JC_Who_Art.