PHOTO REPORT-Ivan R RoX Kurilpa

The enigmatic Ivan Radix

The enigmatic Ivan Radix

IVAN RADIX read at the KURILPA POETS, Sunday, SEPT 29th

Open Mic time

Open Mic time

The Kurilpa Poets September show was a jovial affair, with a good mix of the old crew and some new faces in attendance. All very casual-we didn’t even put the curtain up!

"Wilkommen"

“Wilkommen”

First timers Regan, Michelle and Helen all impressed the crowd with their verse and Christine (regular attendee/first time reader) after much pressure, finally brought in her Polar Bear poem to the amusement of all.

Helen steps up

Helen steps up

Christine goes polar

Christine goes polar

New poet Regan and Iphone..is this techno-poetry?

New poet Regan and Iphone..is this techno-poetry?

  

 Ms Michelle reads

Ms Michelle reads

Our tireless Kitchen Organiser Linda Loop emerged to read an enchanting old folk tale about Devon “Pixskies”. Mystery Musician of the month, the Man with the Ochre Arm, Mr Bob Mud accompanyed her with suitably otherworldly tones.

Bob Mud, the Man with the Ochre Arm

Bob Mud, the Man with the Ochre Arm

Bob also provided an appropriately eerie and eldritch musical backdrop to the Reverend Hellfire’s rendition of Charles Baudelaire’s shaggy dog story, “The Three Demons“. Indeed Bob’s eclectix mix of keyboards and various woodwind type instruments set a suitably shamanic vibe for the whole afternoon. We thank you Bob.

The Rev in the Hat

The Rev in the Hat

Shrugging off recent health problems, Feature Poet Ivan Radix growled and rumbled his way through an intense and energetic set of poems.

I see the light

I see the light

Ivan RadiX lays it down

Ivan RadiX lays it down

His words and performance definitely transported you to a different place/ a different point of view that afternoon. Pacing the stage with a measured tread, his poems are at once both personal and political, local and universal. The Kurilpa Poets thanks Ivan for delivering this memorable performance.

Also recovering from his health difficulties, we were pleased to see Kurilpa veteran, Mr Vij Chandra return to walk amongst us once more. Wired for sound with his own personal PA set-up, Vij shared some of his recent poems that he’s been writting during his convalescence.

Vij; have PA will travel

Vij; have PA will travel

Barefoot poet Cameron Logan

                    The Usual Suspects were all in attendance and made their presence felt at the Mic- Cameron,Bill, Judith, Paul, The Loaded Dog, Tony, the other Tony, et. al., made worthy contributions to the day. Even our trusty official photographer took his turn at the Mic. JohnTreason we’re looking at you..

steely eyed Paul Dobbyn

steely eyed Paul Dobbyn

Is the Loaded Dogs cup half empty or half full?

You never know who'll turn up to these things

You never know who’ll turn up to these things

Judith Reads

One of the usual suspects

One of the usual suspects

                                                                                                                                                         

back in the kitchen

back in the kitchen

Shane K taking time off from his photography duties (photo by Rev Hellfire)

Shane K taking time off from his photography duties (photo by Rev Hellfire)

  Linda Loop

the Rev gets down

the Rev gets down

Kurilpa Cup winner Tony K

Kurilpa Cup winner Tony K

Double Act; Tony M & the Rev

Double Act; Tony M & the Rev

Earth man Bob Mud

Earth man Bob Mud

A final thought; Is this a trend? The increasing number of people reading from notebooks/tablets/iphones et al.at the Open Mic? We wonder..

Cam in Action

Cam in Action

The Mic goes round the crowd

The Mic goes round the crowd

ALL PHOTOS IN THIS REPORT TAKEN BY OUR OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER SHANE KNEIPP UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED

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