Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Australian Poetry Journal 8.2 - Spoken


This month Issue 8.2 of Australian Poetry Journal was launched in Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, and online. Featuring commissioned work from Pascalle Burton, Steven Oliver, Steve Smart, Emilie Zoey Baker, PiO, Lorna Munro, Ahmad Al Rady, Quinn Eades, Emily Crocker, Tim Evans, Omar Musa, Adam Hadley Eunice Andrada, Eleanor Jackson Laurie May and Candy Royalle, the issue is the first collection of Australian Spoken Word artists in print from a mainstream Australian Poetry Journal. You can also listen to their work on Soundcloud.


The edition was co-edited by David Stavanger and me. We put a lot of thought into who to commission and were grateful for the excitement amongst both the invited artists and those who submitted to the journal. Submissions included excellent work from many poets such as Bela Farkas, Sandra Renew, Maurice McNamara, Scott-Patrick Mitchell and Matt Hetherington, as well as new voices such as Jerzy Beaumont.


You can grab a copy electronically or in print from Australian Poetry and please consider subscribing to support Australian Poetry. And after you’ve grabbed a copy of APJ 8.2 – Spoken please check out some of the other work from all the poets printed in this edition, most have books and other publications.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

APJ 8.2 Spoken, open for submissions




Sunday, June 24, 2018

A recording of the 18 April BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!


This is the 18 April BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at Smiths Alternative. 

Thanks to Bevan Noble for his effort in recording the event.

Part 1

Part 2

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

POETRY SLAM! SMITHS ALTERNATIVE!

BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT!
BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! COMES FOR YOU FROM THE SMITHS ALTERNATIVE!

Which means Poetry Slam!

Which means 2 minutes, no props, no music and your original material! All for 1st Prizes!

Which means Victory! Defeat! Random Capitalisations! Your choice of Commas and Apostrophes! Yelling, cheering, lights, sounds, THE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL PIANO MAN, Beer! Toast! Cider! THE BAD!SLAM!NO!BISUIT! CANBERRA NATIONAL ANTHEM! Poetry and Judges and Heckling and Tears of Joyness/Love/Animals/Terror and of More First Prizes!

Because this is Poetry Slam we have feature acts!

AND WHO ARE THEY!?

We Have The Careerists, the Careerists are the band that puts the punk into petre out’s solo music! That’s The Careerists!

And we have Elliot York Cameron, Elliot is a spoken word poet and educator from Western Sydney. He co-organises Enough Said Poetry Slam in Wollongong. He was a finalist at the 2016 NSW Poetry Slam, 2017 Sydney Slam and 2017 Bankstown Grand Slam. That’s Elliot York Cameron!

And in the Hadley (RIP) Memorial Spots we have Seb Ashley! That’s Seb Ashley!

So! Sign-up from 7:30pm! poetry slam from 8pm! glory, infamy, drinking and yelling ‘til 1st Prizes and it’s all over before 11:30pm!

ENTRY COSTS A POEM FROM THE STAGE OR $5 OR IF YOU EARN ALL THE CASH MONEYS THEN $10!

And remember, 2 minutes, no props, no music unless you are a rebel rule breaker!

POETRY SLAM!