The KURILPA POETS present;
Sunday, 26th June, 2pm
91 Cordelia Street, West End
Moving on from last months Dionysian depths, we ascend to the calm and contemplative heights of the Apollonian, and celebrate this month the contemplative, the meditative, the pastoral and the lyric aspects of Poetry. Can the Muse still provide a balm and solace for weary minds in the increasingly frenetic and agitated world of today?
Can the Muse lead us thru the noisy Labyrinth of Self
to find a quiet place for the heart to sit? Lets find out!
with Special Feature Poet;
The Kurilpa Poetry Cup this year was unusual in that for the first time ever, the supplementary award of “Almost” or “Joint” Winner (depending on who you ask) was created to acknowledge the very special poetical skills of Fiona Privitera, our Feature Poet for June.
Fiona is, among many things, a poet, artist’s model, kitchen dancer and ocean lover.
Past writing focused on the theme of desire and includes poems about naked women on sushi trains, candy store sex and underwater cities where fish dance with people.
For the last two years she has been writing about depression, suicide and abuse.
She hopes that soon she will be done writing about such things because it isn’t much fun.
As well as appearing regularly at the Kurilpa Poets, she has performed her own and others poetry around the Brisbane Poetry scene at many open mics for over the last 15 years. Fiona has also appeared at The Queensland Poetry Festival (QPF) in 2003, 2006 and 2009.
This year you’ll be able to see some of her visual text-based cut-up work on display at the QPF.
In the meantime come and get a good serving of Priviteriana at the Kurilpa Poets this June 26th.
leaving the lonely
languid in this slipping
has small feet
a crawl in the wall
a red brick
– Fiona Privitera
And appearing as Mystery Musician;
Music hath charms to sooth the savage beast, or so noted animal-wrangler Bill Shakespeare once declared. Supplying the Sonic Tranquillizer Darts for us this month will be the chilled one himself, Brisbane Jazz & Blues Giant,
We were all blown away by Jeff’s magnificent music at the Kurilpa Poetry Cup back in February and we are honoured to have him return for a second appearance. Don’t miss this chance to hear a true music legend in the intimate ambience of the Olde Croquet Club.
A selection of CD’s of Jeff’s Music will be available for purchase at the front desk on the day. Buy one and make sure you get your genuine ‘Usher Artefact’ personally autographed by the Great Man himself.
As always there will be two Open Mic sessions where you can have your say, the Unsuspected Artists of The Virtual Gallery, Free Food and Refreshments, Free On-Site Parking, Prizes,
and of course the Fabulous Company of Friendly Folk!
All this and more for a mere $5/$3 members
All Friendly Folk Welcome.