THE KURILPA POETRY CUP
Sunday, June 24th, 2pm
The Croquet Club, 91 Cordelia Street
and also appearing
& Musical Blues legend
And so the esteemed, if somewhat belated, Kurilpa Poetry Cup has arrived at last! Stumbling into it’s 7th year, it now finds itself in danger of becoming a local Institution! But fear not! We shall do our best to ignore the encroaching ravages of Respectability and console ourselves with the thought that most of our Poets belong in some sort of Institution anyway.
So come one, come all! Bring your best poems and join the fray, or just come to listen and enjoy the day!
The guideliness are pretty much the same as in previous years..
KURILPA POETRY CUP GUIDELINES
*There is no fee for competing in the Cup.
*Sign up is from 1.45.
*The first round will start approx 2.20.
*A number of finalists will be selected to go on to the final round, so have at least 2 two poems prepared.
*You can use props or musical instruments or assistants.
*There is not usually a time limit, but if there are a large number of entrants we may have to ration out reading time on the day. We therefore advise keeping yr poems under the 4 minute mark.
The Winning Poet will be showered with prizes, these being;
*An elegant, re-purposed Trophy (reputed to possess Mystical Powers!)
*A handsome certificate suitable for framing or wrapping fish
*$50 in cash,
and of course, the traditional
*Loaf of Bread, Jug of Wine and Book of Verses.
Runners-up will also be presented with a Certificate of Achievement, and indeed, every competing Poet this year will be awarded some sort of trinket as a reward for their effort.
For those interested in learning more about the origins and history of this Iconic Event, the Reverend Hellfire has produced an historical monograph, which can be read at;
So come and watch some of Brisbanes best Poets strutting their stuff. Who will win this year? Some tried and true Old Hand or a complete unknown? It’s in the lap of the Muses!
Adding to the entertainment that day, we have coaxed former SPEED POETS Head Honcho, the highly esteemed JDUB (aka John Wainright) to perform a set of his subtle poems and help out with the Judging Duties.
Providing a melodious musical backdrop will be Brisbane Jazz & Blues giant JEFF USHER, while up on the Virtual Gallery’s Big Screen, the strange and disturbing Art of Philip Guston will be providing a visual counter-point to this wonderous Word-Fest!
As always Free Food & Refreshments will be provided by the water-rats kitchen.
Price of admission? A mere $5 for members & $8 for the general public.
So come one, come all to this not to be missed event
and join the Water rats and Friends at the old Croquet Club, 91 Cordelia Street
beneath the trees of sacred Musgrave Park.