Monday, September 19, 2016

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IN THE PHOENIX PUB FOR POETRY AT 7:30PM ON WEDNESDAY 21 SEPTEMBER BE THERE

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! WANTS YOU IN THE PHOENIX PUB FOR POETRY

Yes that’s right! Poetry!

AND TO DO THAT WE GIVE YOU 2 MINUTES ON STAGE WITH NO PROPS NO MUSIC AND YOUR ORIGINAL MATERIAL ALL FOR FIRST PRIZES

Yes that’s right! First Prizes!
Not just one First Prize, but more First Prizes than any other poetry slam that has ever existed, will exist, can exist, does exist or never existed!
And you can write that in your CV!

BECAUSE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IS THE POETRY SLAM

And it wants you!

And because it is a poetry slam we have feature acts of poetry!
Two!
YES TWO!

Omar Holmon
Socially random with +33 charm points Omar "Ion" Holmon lives life like Doug Funnie and believes he'd be the only Jedi whose lightsaber would match his chuck taylors. When not imagining himself in anime fight scenes or working to make the world more abnormal he spends his time in slam poetry competitions and talking about his love for otters/pandas. He has represented New Jersey (Loserslam) and New York (Nuyorican & Urbana) at the National Poetry Slam. He has also been on Ted X, Button Poetry, Verses and Flow and even a commercial for Laphroaig whiskey.

Scott Wings
Scott Wings is one of Australia’s foremost performance poets, winner of the Performance Poetry World Cup, a multi-slam champion, rapper, comedian, performer and writer. His one-man show Icarus Falling was a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014, receiving five 5-star reviews plus a Total Theatre Award Nomination for Best Emerging Artist. Icarus Falling has shown at Crack Theatre Festival and at the Brisbane Powerhouse. You can find Scott hosting Ruckus Slam, training with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre Company, or on the road performing and facilitating writing and performance workshops. His most recent shows are Colossi and The Idea.

So join BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, The Master of Conflict, The Score Adder, The Sacrificial Poet and all the feature acts in the Phoenix Pub for BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!!

BRING YOU, BRING WORDS, BRING YOUR FAVOURITE CAR.

And remember 2 minutes, no music, no props, your original material- unless you’re a rebel rule-breaker for whom rules mean nothing and we love you.

7:30PM SIGN UP
8PM SLAM START

11:30PM SLAM END

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Pressure Gauge Issue 3

Pressure Gauge Issue 3 includes two of my poems alongside work by Lino Anunciacion, Natalie Catalan, Stephanie Chan, Lauren Elma, Ry Irene, Jasmine Mi, Linette Reeman, Melissa Rose Kalena Thwaits and Nyein Way. Check it out here: Pressure Gauge Issue 3.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bareknuckle Poet Annual 002 2016


Bareknuckle Poet Annual 002 2016 1st Edition 2016 Edited by Brentley Frazer & A. G. Pettet.

Pre-order at BKP!

Including work from: Hasti Abbasi, Venero Armanno, Mandy Beaumont, John Birmingham, David Ades, John Ashbery, Peter Bakowski, Bill Berkson, Ashley Elizabeth Best, Robbie Coburn, Deborah Conway, Stuart Cooke, Brett Dionysius, Michael Dransfield, Liam Ferney, Cal Freeman, Andrew Galan, Amy Hempel, Matt Hetherington, Rose Hunter, Lachlan Jarrah, John Kinsella, Robert Lort, Sophie MacNeill, Margaret Malone, Ian McBryde, Frank O’Hara, Chuck Palahniuk, Angela Peita, Laura Ellen Scott, Tom Shapcott, Tom Spanbauer, David Stavanger, Mark Terrill, Samuel Wagan Watson, John Wainwright, Ashleigh Watson, Edward Willes, Ouyang Yu + more

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! in the Phoenix Pub, 7:30pm Wednesday 20 July


BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!

AND THAT MEANS POETRY, OR SOMETHING ELSE.

BECAUSE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! WANTS YOU IN THE PHOENIX PUB IN JULY!

FOR POETRY, OR SOMETHING ELSE!

THE RULES:
2 minutes on stage with a microphone with your original material with no props with no music all for the First Prizes!

THE FIRST PRIZES.

And glory!

Some claim it as a title, some claim it as an award, others claim it as a CV entry and still others leave it on the table at the Phoenix Pub for the bar staff to bin.

HOWEVER YOU SEE IT THIS IS BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! IN THE PHOENIX PUB.

AND THAT MEANS POETRY, OR SOMETHING ELSE.

And we have feature acts!

FEATURE ACT G: DESIREÉ DALLAGIACOMO
“Ranking 3rd at the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam, 3rd at the Women of the World Poetry Slam, and 3rd at the 2014 National Poetry Slam, Desireé V. Dallagiacomo is an award winning writer, performer, and educator. She is the program director and a lead teaching artist for Forward Arts Inc, a literary arts non-profit in Baton Rouge, LA, and a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, The San Francisco Gate, EverydayFeminism.com, Upworthy, Tulane University’s production of The Vagina Monologues, the New Orleans Fringe Festival, and Tandem Review. Studying creative writing and women & gender studies, she is a student at the University of New Orleans– where she is a recipient of the Ryan Chigazola Poetry Scholarship. She has taught and performed at colleges, universities, and youth organizations across the US and Canada.”

FEATURE ACT X: EMILY STEWART
“Hello. I'm a poet and editor. My writing has been published in The Age, Overland, Filmme Fatales and The Lifted Brow Digital, among other places. My second chapbook LIKE is published through Bulky News Press. My practice encompasses installation and writing for performance. Some of this work has appeared at the Emerging Writers' Festival, YouAreHere, Critical Animals, Rubicon ARI, and with the Sipat Lawin Ensemble (Philippines) as part of their devised theatre performance LoveNOT. I'm also the editor of Seizure Editions, an online quarterly of new Australian writing. My new book Knock won the inaugural Noel Rowe Poetry Award, it is available through Vagabond Press.”

AND WE HAVE A HOUSE BAND

THE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! HOUSE BAND: WHITEFALL

“Start date: Founded in February 2013
Genre: Alternative Metalcore
Band Members: Vocals - Connor Mairs; Guitars - Zac Bailey; Guitars - Chris McLaughlin; Bass - Ben Harvey; Drums - James Scott
Home Town: Canberra, Australia
Short description: Whitefall are an alternative metalcore band from Canberra, Australia.

And filling the Hadley Memorial Slots (may he rest in bunny rabbit peace):

MARCEL BERTHON

So remember, BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!
Inside the Phoenix Pub!
Sign up from 7:30pm!
Poetry slam from 8pm!
1st prizes!
Glory!
2 minutes!
No music!
No props!
Your original material (unless you’re a rebel, we welcome rebels)!


POETRY SLAM

Friday, June 03, 2016

Michael Masters – Black & White Landscapes – The Photography Room

For the last few weeks I have been working on a commission for the Photography Room in Kingston. Photographer Sean Davey asked me to come in and look at the photographs in their main space, as well as some of the imagery from the then upcoming solo exhibition by Michael Masters, Black and White Landscapes.

I found a synergy between Michael’s work and a poem I have been working on based on images of Appalachia and some streetscapes of the USA. These two areas have been a focus of Michael’s photography exhibited in the Photography Room and the Black and White Landscapes solo exhibition.
Michael Masters

A second poem which I started specifically for the exhibition examines the Appalachian Trail and Canberra as the ‘Bush Capital’. This one draws concepts from the photographic exploration of critically endangered tree stands and grassy woodlands in Australia, as well as the Appalachian Trail which was established as a means to conserve natural landscapes in the USA.

A third poem has been developed extensively based on Michael’s streetscape photography and my own exploration of Canberra City but I don’t feel it is ready for the performance in the space this evening as it requires more edits to draw out its themes and form them into something that will challenge audiences.
Michael Masters

I am performing two of the three poems developed as part of the commission, along with two poems from my book, For All The Veronicas (The Dog Who Staid), at 6pm on Friday, 3 June in the Photography Room at the Kingston Bus Depot Markets. (This event was rescheduled to Midday Sunday 5 June).

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own

I have a piece in the Pocket Issue of Pasalle Burton’s zine, Today, the voice you speak with may not be your own. This is issue Seven.

You can find out more about the issue at her website, and purchase a copy from the Lavender Room Etsy store (I think it may have already sold out).