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.

Monday, November 07, 2016

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! 7:30pm Wednesday 16 November in the Phoenix



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


If you are wondering what BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! is/could be/was/isn't then read on!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you two minutes on stage with no props no music and your original material all with MCs all with microphones all with stage all with audience all with judges all with the Score Adder all with poets all with not poets all with the Master of Conflict all with the bar and all with the Sacrificial Poet all for victory defeat catapults and first prizes, yes first prizes! ALL OF IT!

And BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! gives you feature acts! Feature act one is One Thousand Promises, and they will dance! Feature act two is the screening of Rising Dust, straight from New Zealand to you! And filling the Hadley Memorial Slots is Tahi Atea, MAY HE REST IN PIECE (Hadley not Tahi because she will be in the Hadley Memorial Slots*)

Read here for biographies!

Rising Dust
Rising Dust is a hip-hop dance drama taken out of the city streets and into the historical, isolated, rural land of the Hokianga in New Zealand.

With the help of his ancestors, a teenager on the cusp of adulthood stands up to his father and defends his place in his home.

 
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.

And remember! Join BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! for the Poetry Slam in the Phoenix Pub. East Row, Civic Bus Interchange, Civic, Australian Capital Territory.

7:30pm signing up for poetry slam!
8pm for poetry slam for poetry slam!
11:30pm end for poetry slam!

Victory



* Hadley was one of the co-founders of BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!, dead due to the bunnies in the civic bus interchange incident, may he rest in peace.

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