thanks for the invite and congrats on the new bub. This is in your house, no? What a cool idea! Can't go out and see the poetry so bring it to your loungeroom. I'd love to come, but I'm living in Sri Lanka at the moment which makes it a bit tricky. Like the site too - looking forward to ahvign a poke around it
My energies promoting poetry are already expended via my Immersants meetup group which favours a breakdown in the performer-audience divide. As such I welcomed the Auburn poets collaboration with the Rookwood Cemetary sculpture tour/exhibition, Slam Poetry, Laurie Anderson, open-mic events, and incorporating snippets of poetry written real-time by "audience members" into my VJ'ing.
Thanks a lot for passing on those photos! I saw you taking shots, and I figured you were an academic from UWS. I'm very sorry I didn't introduce myself! It was a terrific session I thought. August is great at drawing out what's at stake in a poem. I hadn't seen him for around 6 years so we had plenty to catch up on and spent a nice morning wandering around the coast a couple of days after the masterclass. I'm just trying to re-ignite an old interest in producing poetry too, so I hope we'll catch up around the traps and in cyber space. BTW I'm on at Happy this Sunday. All the best, Brent
Yes, I'm the Program Officer here at NSWWC. In fact I joined just out of interest to see what was going on in the poetry community but I will definitely post some of our poetry events. Thanks and looking forward to seeing how this site develops,
I just wanted to thank you for the welcome, and let you know how useful I'm already finding this site. I've been trying to find local poetry events in Sydney for ten months now, and apart from the ones at Sappho (which I can't attend due to scheduling constraints) I hadn't found any. Now my schedule is suddenly filling up...