Kurilpa Performance Poetry


The 2013 Kurilpa Cup; handcrafted by Dushan Bojic

The 2013 Kurilpa Cup; handcrafted by Dushan Bojic

Calling all Poets!

Now in it’s third year, the esteemed

KURILPA Performance Poetry CUP

will be taking off at 2pm, Sunday 23rd of February,

at 91 Cordelia Street, St Brisbane

on the edge of Musgrave Park.


Sponsored by local creative community group, the Kurilpa Poets,

the Cup is open to all comers and is free to enter.

And what of the prize you ask?

Well, aside from the fabulous Cup itself,

(and the esteem and recognition of your peers)

the Winner is presented with..

a loaf of bread, a jug of wine and a book of verses!

(plus $50 cash in a plain envelope.)

This years poetic Judge Judy and Executioner for the Kurilpa Cup is non-other than the Legendary DavidGhost boy” Stavenger.


2013 cup winner Tony Kneipp

2013 cup winner Tony Kneipp

Ghostboy will also be performing a set of his own works as this months fabulous Feature Poet.

One of Brisbanes leading poetic performers and the winner of many poetry awards and competitions, including the 2013 Thom Shapcott prize, the Ghostly One has recently landed a publishing contract with UQ books. David is also one of the prime movers and organisers in the local poetry scene and has helped many an emerging poet find their feet. We are honoured that he will be joining us on this auspicious occasion.


The mysterious Ghostboy manifests

The mysterious Ghostboy manifests

February’s Mystery Musician of the Month will be the talented local busker/singer/songwriter/slide-geetarist known only as Matt the Musician. Matt can often be seen on the corner of Boundary and Vulture entertaining the passing humans. Now is your chance to see him out of the rain!

Master of Ceremonies will be the High Priest of Poetry, the ever unpredictable and entertaining Reverend Hellfire.

reverend profile red

Tea, Coffee and a variety of Refreshments* will be provided as always and are covered by the price of admission. (We do suggest that the community minded might like to bring a plate or bottle of something to contribute to the feast.)

And how much to get in, you ask? Why! A mere five ($5)dollars! 

 A tasty selection of treats provided

A tasty selection of treats provided

Our central location is handy to public transport and for those who drive there’s plenty of parking spaces.

So come and join us beneath the trees,

We’ll share our words and be at ease!



Rev Hellfire and 2012 Cup winner Cameron Logan

Rev Hellfire and 2012 Cup winner Cameron Logan

The Cup is free to enter.

Entrants are requested to sign on by 2pm (doors open 1.45pm)

Props and or instruments are allowed.

Suggested time limit is around 3 minutes.

There will be two rounds. Four finalists will be selected from the first round to pass onto the final round, so contestants will need to have a second poem ready.

The judges decision is final.

He may or may not be prevailed upon to explain his choice.

The winning poem will appear in the Kurilpa Poets online Newsletter, The Water-Rat Gazette.

For further details check out upcoming posts in The Water-Rat Gazette at


 or the Kurilpa Poets Facebook Page.

Join us at the Olde Croquet Club

Join us at the Olde Croquet Club


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