Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Ghost of the Gorman House Man Hatin’ Matron Poetry Open Mic With-out a Microphone but with a Milk Crate on Saturday 15 May at Gorman House Markets



The first ever The Ghost of the Gorman House Man Hatin’ Matron Poetry Open Mic With-out a Microphone but with a Milk Crate was a success.


Hosted by poets Josh Inmania* and Andrew Galan the Winter Sun saw Sarah and Farah along with Anthony Hayes take to the open mic milk crate and perform several pieces to a comfortable crowd at the second Saturday of May Gorman House Markets.

As well as providing a relaxed and open poetry forum for anybody to take to the milk crate the day provides an opportunity for people to take in some words from two Canberra feature poets and with the support of Gorman House Markets we brought to the milk crate two Canberra poets.

Benjo Keaney somewhere else
One was veteran poet Benjo Keaney, who has been performing around Canberra for at least 25 000 years. On and around the milk crate he performed a poetry set heavily influenced by his gathering of moss, the history of bogon moths, and the impact of Elizabeth Taylor over and over without a seatbelt.

A tiny photo of Senior Kabo
The day also featured Senior Kabo, one of Canberra’s newest poets who represented the Australian Capital Territory and BAD!SLAM!NO!BISCUIT! at the 2010 Australian Poetry Slam Finals in Sydney. Senior Kabo is obsessed with your mother and trains and he delivered a collection of shorts stories and very short poems to that effect for a responsive Gorman House audience over the course of the afternoon.

With the support of the Markets, the Ghost of the Gorman House Man Hatin’ Matron Poetry Open Mic With-out a Microphone but with a Milk Crate will bring you a duo of Canberra poets every second Saturday of the month, along with providing the milk crate and space necessary for anyone with something to say to come along and under blue or clouded skies tell us something, intelligible, unintelligible or not intelligible.

The Ghost of the Gorman House Man Hatin’ Matron Poetry Open Mic With-out a Microphone but with a Milk Crate hopes to see you at Gorman House Markets on 12 June and every second Saturday of the month there-after.

Elizabeth Taylor without a seatbelt
*Josh Inmania insists on telling people he is a performance poet, for whatever reason I cannot fathom; to me he will always be a poet.

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