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Started Feb 13, 2012 0 Replies

Saudade - Portuguese word meaning the unbearable longing for something or someone so far away that you may never see them againStanding knee deep in the harbour pool on my side of the ocean,thinking…Continue

Tags: love, travel, heart, wound, goodbye


Started Feb 8, 2012 0 Replies

He called me the blood rose,as I danced in the Eastern style with a Persian singer,in the back of the anarchist bookshop,to the sweet steel strains of the dobro,played by another man,who asked me to…Continue

Tags: anarchist, bookshop, guitar, dance, petal


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Caravan Slam September at Django Bar

September 7, 2017 from 7pm to 11pm
Caravan Slam returns in September with a bang! Celebrate the return of spring with a poem!We feature Caravan Slam favourite PETER ROADS and the ferociously witty TUG DUMBLY.PLUS it's a special person's birthday so there will be CAKE!Book your spot in the comments.Doors open 7pmSlam starts 7.45 pmFeatures start 9 pm$5 entry (at door), performers freeSee More
Aug 24, 2017
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May 4, 2017 from 7pm to 10pm
Caravan Slam features rising star ALICE TAME!Open mic 3 minutes original workSign up at 7pm, poets start 7.45 pm, Alice Tame around 9pm $5 entry, poets freeDjango Bar, 19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville opp Sydenham Stationhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1287518607963060/See More
Apr 22, 2017
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April 6, 2017 from 7pm to 11pm
Slammers, time for the Easter Bunny in April! This month we are getting back to basics. Slammers are the stars!! ALL open mic, no feature poet. The Easter Bunny may visit us with treats.This month, can you BEAT THE BELL?To keep the slam fresh and our venue happy, we will be timing you all with our crystal bell. Time limit for all slammers is 3 minutes. original work. We'll time you from the moment you start speaking so no long introductions please. Let your poem say it for you! We'll give you a warning bell at 2:30 and ding you off at 3:00. So time your work at home and see if you can beat the bell!Doors open 7pm, 1st round slam starts 7.45 pm Guests $5 entryPerformers free!Bring your friends!Performers, book a spot in the comments belowSee More
Mar 10, 2017
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August 11, 2016 at 7pm to September 1, 2016 at 11pm
September brings Spring to Marrickville - and our feature poet JESSICA SANTOSA to Caravan Slam! For the launch of her first poetry book, Freshly Baked Poetry - The First Batch of Brutal Honesty.Jessica Santosa is the founder of Freshly Baked Poetry and the Weekly Comfort Blog. She has worked with Word Travels, The Red Room Company and WestWords as a Poetry Educator. She was a 2012 National Australian Poetry Slam (APS) Finalist. Jessica regularly "Teaches & Features" around the NSW slam scene, combining her love for personal development and creative writing in her rhythmically conversational performances. Jessica is also Co-Founder of Sydney's Three Poets Speak with 2015 National APS Champion Philip Wilcox, showcasing the best of Australian and International Spoken Word Poetry.More on her website http://www.jessica-santosa.com/about/The rest of you know the drill!3 minutes, original workBook…See More
Aug 11, 2016
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August 4, 2016 from 7pm to 11pm
Where else can you have such fun for the price of half a cocktail? Featuring the fabulous GABRIELLE JONES. Hip hop artist, poet, painter. Gabe will enthrall, entertain and inspire you! 16 poetry slots for this one. You know the drill: 3 minutes, original work. Book your spot here and confirm when the doors open at 7pm. Poetry starts at 7.45 pm this time to meet demand. $5 guests Poets free! All funds go to Caravan Slam projectsSee More
Jul 13, 2016
Lou Steer commented on Michael Foley's blog post Will I wont I
"Very droll!"
Jun 8, 2016
Lou Steer replied to Ethel Mildred Malley's discussion Removal of Stephanie Esther
"Isn't time this very old and somewhat personal thread was deleted? Is anyone still moderating this site?"
Jun 8, 2016
Lou Steer posted an event

Caravan Slam July Slam at Django Bar

June 8, 2016 from 6pm to 7pm
Caravan Slam July Slam. 16 poets battle for bragging rights!3 minutes, original workBook a spot on our Facebook site.http://tinyurl.com/gqdohle$5 guestsPoets free!See More
Jun 8, 2016
Lou Steer is attending Les Wicks's event


April 2, 2016 all day
Callout-ANTHOLOGY - AFTER GALLIPOLI/ ÇANAKKALE This is a call for poems for a project that will bring Turkish, Australian and New Zealand poets together to respond to the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign of 1915. This tragic offensive led to mutual suffering. One hundred years later, Turks, Australians and New Zealanders find they have much in common. In each case the bloody campaign proved to be nation and myth-making, with powerful implications for a national sense of identity today. The aim of the project is to encourage a conversation across cultures and languages that will culminate in the publication of a bilingual collection of English-language and Turkish-language poems loosely themed around the Gallipoli/ Çanakkale centenary commemorations. Send poems (maximum 2) to all 3 the Australasian editors – Kit Kelen KitKelen@gmail.com,  Robyn Rowland bysea@bigpond.com & Les Wicks…See More
Jan 4, 2016
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January 21, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm
Multi-slam winning Singaporean spoken word artist Deborah Emmanuel bursts through Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane with her new book RED AND WHITE. BLACK AND BLUE. from the 5th of January to 27th February 2016. The book features new poetry as well as an excerpt from her third book, Rebel Rites. Rebel Rites is a creative non-fiction account of her year in the Singapore Prison System in 2008. It will launch in March 2016.Deborah Emmanuel has performed her poetry on stages like TEDx Singapore, The Queensland Poetry Festival and the Bali Emerging Writers Festival. She has been described as an “animated young artist” who “isn’t afraid to speak her mind” by Honeycombers Singapore and a “poetic soul sister” by JUICE magazine. J.M. Donellan author of Killing Adonis, calls her first poetry collection When I Giggle In My Sleep “A beguilingly beautiful collection of the personal and the political. Words that weave like limbs on trees. Simultaneously melancholy and uplifting.…See More
Jan 4, 2016
Lou Steer is attending Les Wicks's event

Les Wicks at Sydney

November 6, 2015 from 1am to 11pm
9 artists I 3 galleries I 1 exhibitionCALL-OUT for POETSWriters are invited to submit poems on the subject of the 'Spirit of Sydney', exploring its foreshores, bushland, harbour and urban landscape in what will be a unique event celebrating the spoken word. Twenty poems will be chosen by event curator Les Wicks, poet/publisher/editor for live-reading by the authors who will receive $50 each.This project is supported by the D.I.G. (Dream. Inspire. Grow) Manly Sustainability Program at Manly Council.o be emailed to meusepress@hotmail.com  by 5pm Friday 6 November 2015.(Writers will be notified by 20/11/15).The selected poets will be invited to perform their works on Sunday 6 December, 2- 4pm Manly Art Gallery & Museum, West Esplanade Reserve, Manly At the reading, there will also be an open mic section plus an homage to a Manly favourite son, Bruce Beaver.This event is part of Destination Sydney exhibition at Manly Art Gallery & Museum (5 December 2015 - 14 February 2016).…See More
Oct 13, 2015
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LOU STEER PERFORMS @ AUSTRALIAN BOOK EXPO at Sydney Olympic Park, Exhibition Hall 5

October 18, 2015 from 1:15pm to 2pm
I'm performing an updated set of my show Wild Red Heart AND launching my new ebook, The Forests of the Night, at Book Expo Australia!!Toby Fitch, Susan Sleepwriter, Richard James Allen are all appearing too, with many more!!When: Sunday 18 Oct 1.20 pm - 2pmWhere: Book Expo Aust, Exhibition Hall 5Sydney Olympic Park, HombushThis is a ticketed event but you can get in free with the code Desire.http://www.bookexpoaustralia.com/qsot-event/book-expo-australia/2015-10-17_1000am/See More
Oct 13, 2015
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October 15, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
Caravan Slam returns to Django Bar (downstairs from Camelot Lounge) in October! It's a little earlier due to venue availability. JESSE JOHN BRAND 2013 Australian Poetry Slam champion is our October feature poet. You're in for one wild ride! MARTIN CHARLES vocalist extraordinaire will be playing from 7.30 -8 so get there early to enjoy his fab performance! Book a spot in our slam by posting here, then show up when doors open at 7pm to confirm. This one will book out! When: Thursday 15 October Where: Django Bar, 19 Marrickville Road, Marrickville opp Sydenham Station. Doors open 7pm, slam starts 8pm, Jesse John Brand performs around 9pm Performers free, guests $5 All proceeds go to Caravan Slam future projectsSee More
Oct 6, 2015
Cleo Gardiner is attending Lou Steer's event


September 24, 2015 from 7pm to 11pm
Caravan Slam returns to Django Bar (downstairs from Camelot Lounge) in September!Book a spot in our slam by posting here, then show up when doors open at 7pm to confirm.Feature artist CJ BOWERBIRD from ACT, 2012 Australian Poetry Slam champion!When: Thursday 24 September.Where: Django Bar, 19 Marrickville Road, Marrickville opp Sydenham Station.Doors open 7pm, slam starts 8pm, CJ Bowerbird performs around 9pmPerformers free, guests $5All proceeds go to Caravan Slam future projectsSee More
Sep 14, 2015
Lou Steer added 2 discussions to the group Inner West
Sep 11, 2015
Lou Steer commented on Adrian Wiggins's group Inner West
"Caravan S 24 September feat. Cj Bowerbird, 2012 Australian Poetry Slam champ. Django Bar. Caravan Slam returns to Django Bar (downstairs from Camelot Lounge) in September!Book a spot in our slam by posting here, then show up when doors open at 7pm…"
Sep 11, 2015

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At 12:08 on September 27, 2011, Adrian Wiggins said…

Hello Lou and a warm welcome to Sydney Poetry.

This is a social site built by the poets (and friends) of Sydney (and surrounds) for the poets (and friends) of Sydney (and surrounds).

You can:

Good to see you getting involved already. This being a social site the more we all do here the more interesting it becomes for everyone.

While there's no editor deciding what gets published there is just a bit of post facto moderation to keep it clean and on-topic.

I hope you enjoy your time on the site and find it useful.

Best wishes,


At 16:18 on March 28, 2012, Ember Flame said…

Thanks darling, you're my first friend, yippee!! I'm trying to write a whole lot of new material for next week but am feeling uninspired. Don't you hate that? Will you get on the open mike?

At 13:52 on May 17, 2012, Museum of Contemporary Art said…

Looking forward to your performance tonight at MCA!


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