2017 KURILPA POETRY CUP, Sunday, 26th Feb

Announcing that, yes, it’s time for;

The 2017



Sunday, 26th February, 2017

at the olde Croquet Club

91 Cordelia Street, West End.


Fabulous Prizes!

Mystery Musicians!

The Virtual Gallery!

Free Food & Refreshments!

And Special Feature Poet



And so as the esteemed Kurilpa Poetry Cup stumbles into it’s 6th year, it finds itself in danger of becoming a local Institution! But 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.

We’re proud to have 2-time Cup winner


graciously agree to act as Judge, Jury, and Executioner for the Kurilpa Poetry Cup this year.


Twirls mustache, laughs sinister..

Cam, of course, will also be our Feature Poet for the occasion, as it’s become a Kurilpa Cup tradition

(or perhaps convention) that the presiding Judge also appears that day as Feature Poet, giving aspiring new poets an opportunity to learn from the Best, and we always try to have the most Inspirational Poets available to judge the Cup (hence recent Judges include Robin Archibold, David Stavanger

and David Hallett)


2015 Judge Arch, The Rev and Cam Logan winning his second Kurilpa Poetry Cup

Besides we feel it only fair to give our Judges an opportunity to show they can Walk the Walk as well as Talking the Talk, lest there be doubters or mockers. But doubt not! Globe-trotting Cam Logan is up there with the best of them. Check out his recent experimental work as FREE LUNA 

So come one come all. Bring your best poems and join the fray, or come to listen and enjoy the day!

The 2016 Cup.. well, one of them!

The 2016 Cup.. well, one of them!


The details are pretty much as always;

*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.

*The Cup is free to enter.

*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 4 minutes.

The Winning Poet will be showered with prizes, receiving;

An elegant, repurposed Trophy,

A handsome certificate suitable for framing or lining the budgie cage,

$50 in cash,

and of course, the traditional

Loaf of Bread, Jug of Wine and Book of Verses.

Runners up will get a certificate and some sort of trinket.

The 2013 Kurilpa Poetry Cup

The 2013 Kurilpa Poetry Cup

Please note that while it’s free to take part in the Cup, there will be a $5 door charge for all.

So come and Join us 2pm Sunday 26th February

for the fabulous KURILPA POETRY CUP

at the old Croquet Club, 91 Cordelia Street

on the edge of sacred Musgrave Park

and stay tuned for further updates..


2016's joint KPC winners, Andrew Ellery and Fiona Privitera

2016’s joint KPC winners, Andrew Ellery and Fiona Privitera compare Cup sizes


2016 Kurilpa Poetry Cup Photo Review

2016 Kurilpa Poetry Cup Photo Review



2016 has started most auspiciously for the Kurilpa Poets, with the fifth annual Kurilpa Poetry Cup going off with a BANG! that startled the crows from the trees and set car alarms wailing in a three block radius. The Mood was Mellow, the Music was Melodious, the words Wonderous and the Feast was Fabulous.

The legendary Jeff Usher

The legendary Jeff Usher

As Mystery Musician Jeff Usher played Pied Piper, luring unwary passers by into the Olde Croquet Club, the Poets assembled and prepared their material, whilst the newly inscribed Cup glittered enticingly, whispering sweet promises of Victory!

Cup Day Crowd drifts in

Funny how people like to lurk in the doorway..

After a few words from MC Reverend Hellfire and a brief poem examining the unfortunate effects of “Tree Blindness”, the Contest commenced. It was the largest field of poets yet assembled for the KPC, with 18 eager contestants throwing their metaphorical hats into the allegorical ring. In order of appearance they were;


Eido Boru

Fiona Privitera


Geoffrey “Shakespeare” Evans

Thomas Nelson

Bohemian Larry


Andrew Ellery

Tony “Fats Parameter” Kneipp

Michael Vaughan

Sue Dreeves

Nigel “formerly Freemarijuana”

Theresa Tracey-Creed


Gerard Bromley

Cynthia Jauch

Gerald “Gerald Keaney” Keaney

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Kurilpa newcomer and a first time reader, Bryce bravely started the ball rolling with a creditable performance. The venerable Eido Boru was up next, his poem claiming that “Nobody saw Nothing“. Fiona Privitera frankly admitted that her “Love was not Fashionable“, but went on to the Finals anyway, despite her old fashioned, Luddite ways.

Renegade Trent was the day’s first “palm pilot poet” (as the Reverend dubbed them) with a poem about “My Dream Catcher“. Was he referring to the hi-tech tablet he was reading his poem from, we wonder?

Next up Geoffrey “William Shakespeare” Evans, is never a man short of a word and this day proved no exception. His lament about “Women Who Have Dropped Me” touched a chord in the Judge’s heart and took Geoff through to the Finals.

Veteran Poet Thomas Nelson brought forth the Ghosts of the Dead through the medium of Poetry, whilst “Bohemian Larry” brought us the Iconoclastic Newsflash for the day, “Money Talks, Bullshit Walks“. Kurilpa first time reader Stacey meanwhile reminded us that History walks all around us.

Next up, the man in the Sarong, Andrew Ellery took the stage, amongst other things assuring us he hated the prospect of longevity. His poem and his sarong took him into the Finals. (Both the Rev and Judge David agreed that this climate is far too hot for pants).

Tony “Fats Parameter” Kneipp was the only previous KPC winner competing in this year’s Cup, and threatened us all with the prospect of ever-looming Black Holes of the Spirit.

Gentleman-Poet Michael Vaughan bracketed his erudite offering with quotes from Einstein, whilst former “Freemarijuana Brother” Nigel gave us his take on the ugly blight of Ozzie “True Blue” Patriotism. Oy! Oy!Oy!

It felt appropriate then that Theresa Tracey-Creed took the stand next, with a powerful tribute to her Ancestors, the warrior Kalkadoon.

The audience responded immediately with heart-felt appreciation,

and no-one was surprised when Theresa was selected to go on to the Finals.

Soft spoken Sue Dreeves, alas, had to contend with an overhead jet passing by during her poem, but gamely continued reading.

First time Kurilpa reader Bridie then gave us a poem on good connections, whilst Water-Rat regular Gerrard Bromley gave us an impassioned rant on the ubiquitous evil of “Fucking Advertising”. Palm Pilot Poetess Cynthia Jauch took the time to praise her fellow competitors for their courage and honesty, a sweet gesture indeed.

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The Heats ended spectacularly with notorious Bete Noir of the Brisbane Poetry Scene, Gerald Keaney, getting pied at the culmination of his rant (a diatribe with several pointed references to disgraced Uber-Poet Graham Nunn along the way). It was rumoured the pie thrower, young Dean McClure, was “paid to pie” by a shadowy consortium of poets that Gerry has written critical articles about in the Past.

Forensic examination of the pie indicated it was a lemon cheese cake. Enquiries continue.

KPC audience with Judge David taking notes.

KPC audience with Judge David taking notes down the back..

After all that excitement it was time for a break while the cheese cake was scrapped up. Jeff Usher once more filled the air with his smooth jazz stylings whilst the crowd feasted on the fabulous spread of food brought by the community spirited Water Rats and Friends. A BIG thank you indeed for all those who contributed to the Kurilpa Feast on Sunday. This is the sort of thing that makes Kurilpa special.

the poets feed

the poets feed

Out in the Rotunda the smokers gathered in their Sacred Place to perform their mysterious rituals and discuss the doings of the day, as the sound of the Mystery Musician’s tinkling Ivories drifted across the lawn.

Cup winner Andrew Ellery, Dr John Jiggens & the Reverend hellfire enjoy the Rotundas special ambience..

Cup winner Andrew Ellery, Dr John Jiggens & the Reverend hellfire enjoy the Rotundas special ambience..

The “Musical Interlude” is an important social occasion for the Water Rats, but the Cup beckoned us to continue. The Rev read a short poem about a melting Cello made of Ice to Jeff Usher’s cool accompaniment, and then it was time for the day’s Feature Set from Poetry Supremo, David “Ghostboy” Stavanger.

David Stavanger.."No pies please"

David Stavanger..”No pies please”

David is more David than Ghostboy these days, he tells us, before launching into a batch of powerful new poems. They are all compelling pieces, delivered with complete professionalism. I like them a lot. I think there is a new gravitas to David’s work, even dare I say, a new maturity perhaps? Certainly it is safe to say his Talent has not peaked. The man is writing at the Top of his Form.

Judge David, finalist Theresa and back in the distance, Jeff Usher

Judge David, finalist Theresa and back in the distance, Jeff Usher

At last it is time for the Finals; the four finalists are named. Geoffrey Evans, Fiona Privitera, Andrew Ellery

and Theresa Tracey-Creed run thru their paces. Fiona’s poem is lizard-quick and to the point. Geoffrey goes on at considerable length.. I find myself glad I’m not judging.


Geoffrey implores Judge David for compassion

Another pause whilst Kurilpa’s Visual Arts Director, Shane Kneipp, fills us in on the legend of Ferdinand Leger..

Contemplating the art of Ferdinand Leger

Contemplating the art of Ferdinand Leger

Ghostboy, the odious task of judging poetry complete, slinks back into the shadows after whispering briefly to MC Hellfire, who then announces the results;

In fourth place..Geoffrey Evans!

In 3rd place.. Theresa Tracey-Creed!

In 2nd place.. Fiona Privitera!

and, in first place, “by a whisker” it is written, is Kurilpa newcomer Andrew Ellery!

Theresa receives her certificate

Cup Finalist Theresa receives her certificate

Then an unexpected development!

The crowd has barely finished applauding when Judge David starts to explain just how close the judging had been. So close in fact that there were almost joint winners. “Actually”, says the Rev,” I think I have another Cup around here somewhere!” And yes, after a quick rummage thru his knapsack he is indeed miraculously able to produce a stainless steel goblet!

With a second Cup now available, Fiona was duly anointed “Almost Winner” and her certificate amended accordingly.

"But wait! There's more!"

“But wait! There’s more!”

Then, in a touching display of good sportsmanship, Andrew and Fiona spontaneously started dividing the Winner’s proceeds between them!

Cup Winners Andrew & Fiona celebrate the moment as the Rev looks on benignly

Cup Winners Andrew & Fiona celebrate the moment as the Rev looks on benignly

Thus the loaf of bread, jug of wine and book of verses were quickly shared out, and the $50 prize money was divided, to the cheers of the approving crowd.

Voila! Another Cup!

Voila! Another Cup!

Truly an exciting finish to this years KPC and where else but with the Kurilpa Poets, I thought, could you end up with a result like that.

I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

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The winning poems will be appearing in the Water Rat Gazette in the not too distant Future. Stay tuned for details of next months event.

Words; Unckle Rat

Pictures; Shane K


GHOSTBOY to Manifest at Kurilpa Poetry Cup, Feb 28

GHOSTBOY Returns to Haunt Kurilpa!

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David Stavanger to Feature & Judge

at Kurilpa Poetry Cup

Sunday 28th February, 2016


The Kurilpa Cup is certainly shaping up to be a fabulously entertaining event this year. Not only do we have the Cup itself and Jeff Usher as Mystery Musician, but we are also now able to confirm that Mr David “Ghostboy” Stavanger will be judging the competition and performing a special Feature Set as well.

It’s become a tradition at Kurilpa to bring outstanding members of the wider Poetic Community in to judge this annual event. Previous judges have been the highly esteemed Robin Archbold and David Hallett. And seeing we have them with us, we take the opportunity to get our judges to give a demonstration of their own poetic prowess, that we might study their technique and learn thereby.

Up jumped the Devil!

Up jumped the Devil!

Be that as it may, it’s also a chance to be highly entertained, and “Ghostie” is renowned not just as a talented poet and Head of the QLD Poetry Festival, but is also one of Brisbane’s outstanding Performance Poets, himself winning the 2006 Nimbin World Performance Poetry Cup.

Ghostie gets dowwwn!

Ghostie gets dowwwn!

“Always a show when Ghostboy’s on stage” as attendees of the 2014 Kurilpa Cup will vouch for, after witnessing his highly energetic and eccentric performance that year. Indeed several of them are still undergoing psychiatric counselling for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Ghostboy's poetry has left it's mark on this young man

Ghostboy’s poetry has left it’s mark on this young man

So now we have brought him back for 2016 for more Poetic Shock-Treatment. I could fill a whole page with superlatives about this esteemed poet and performer, but I shall merely say this:

Go to this show. Ghost boy is on.

Need one say more?

Ghost boy with world in hands framed

A spectre stalks the globe..Poetry!


Starts 2pm/ Doors open 1:45/ $5 at door/ Competition free to enter/ free food & refreshments/ free onsite parking/

The Olde Croquet Club/91 Cordelia Street,

West End.

Beneath the Trees of Sacred Musgrave Park

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-Article by Unckle Rat.


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The 2014 Kurilpa Poetry Cup

Sunday, 28th February, 2016

The Kurilpa Poetry Cup


starts 2pm at the Olde Croquet Club,

Musgrave Park,

91 Cordelia Street, West End.


Fabulous Prizes to be won!


Special Feature Poets!


Amazing Mystery Musicians!


Free Food! Free Parking!


And More!! Stay tuned for further details..

2013 Cup winner Tony Kneipp

2013 Cup winner Tony Kneipp

Yes the Kurilpa Poets are back and are starting 2016 with a big bang!

The fabulous Kurilpa Poetry Cup returns for the fifth year to open the 2016 Brisbane Poetry Season, and competition for the coveted Cup (renowned for it’s mystical powers) is sure to be keen. As always the winner will receive not only the esteemed Artefact itself, but also fifty dollars cash in hand, the traditional “book of verses, loaf of bread and jug of wine” and a handsome certificate suitable for framing or wrapping fish.

The runners up will get something nice to console them.

So brush up your poems, practise your declamation,

comes the hour, comes the poet!

2015 Cup winner Cam Logan with Judge Archie and the Reverend

2015 Cup winner Cam Logan with Judge Archie and the Reverend

We’ve also got some amazing artists lined up as Feature Poet and Mystery Musician for this event, whose presence alone would make the day worth attending. Details TBA in the coming days.

A history of the Cup and the “rules of engagement”

will also be posted here before the event.

Any queries drop us a line, either on Facebook or to kurilpapoets@yahoo.com.au*

The 2015 Kurilpa Cup

The 2015 Kurilpa Cup

Price of entry $5 at the door. Free to enter Competition



And so the 2015 KURILPA PERFORMANCE POETRY CUP rolled around..

The Hall resounded to Mad verse, Sub-verse and Per-verse.

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Master Poet Robin Archbold gave us a rousing performance and an ongoing demonstration of the Powers of Performance Poetry..

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Sasha Cuha, soon to be Melbourne bound, gave us a final rousing appearance, with the help of the ever demure Ms Noella Criminova..

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A divers selection of ye Poets entered the fray..

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But at the end of the day there was one winner, and that was Cam Logan, the winner of the original Kurilpa Cup! (of course back then we didn’t even have a cup. We were too poor..) Though dripping with sweat from his exertions as this months Mystery Musician, Cam delivered two outstanding performances this year that had the crowd cheering, and won the heart of our highly esteemed judge, Mr Robin Archbold himself. Actually Cams battle with the ancient out of tune piano and its nest of angry ants was worth an Award in itself!

Arch also gave a very informative talk on the gentle Art of Performance Poetry, which we hope to put up on You Tube in the not too distant Future. Tune in here also on coming weeks to read Cams prize winning poem, and excerpts from his ragged ragtime antics!

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The Cup is nigh and it’s time to lay down the Rules of Engagement!



The Kurilpa Performance Poetry Cup


Rules of Engagement.

The Kurilpa Performance-Poetry Cup is back for the fourth time and wow have we got a nice, shiny goblet this year!

Each year we go out and search nooks and crannies

to find the unique artefact that embody’s the Spirit of the Kurilpa Cup.

This years cup was duly located, after appropriate divinatory rituals,

lurking in a dusty box at the back of St Vinnies in West End

by our trusty Secretary, John Treason.

“It screamed to me of Poetry,”

he told the “Acquisitions Sub-Committee”

“true the plaque said;

‘Dubbo Womens Free-style Champion 1974’

but in my heart I knew it belonged to us.”

(John, it should be noted, will also responsible for selecting

this years wine for the Cup. We look forward to his choice.)

Regardless, even as we speak the engraver is applying

the final re-purposing to the coveted cup.


Oh yes, and as always the Winner also takes home

a $50 cash prize, a handsome certificate, and the traditional,

“loaf of bread, bottle of wine and book of verse.”

All this and the esteem of your peers!

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So sports-fans, here are the Rules of Engagement;

1. Sign on from 1.45 pm. First on, first up. Starts 2.15pm

2. Props and musical instruments are ok

3. No strict time limit but try and keep it at the 3 minute mark.

4. There are two rounds.

An undetermined number of worthy contestants

will be selected to go onto the final round,

so have two poems ready.

5. The winner will be presented with the Kurilpa Cup, $50 in unmarked bills,

a loaf of bread, a bottle of wine and a Book of Verse,

AND a handsome certificate suitable for framing or wrapping fish.

6. Runners up will get something in the way of consolation

6. The Judges decision will be Arbitrary and Final.

They may or may not choose to explain their decisions

or utter some encouraging remarks.

7. The Cup is free to enter. (There will be a $5 door charge

on the day that everyone pays to help with the hire for the hall.)

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AND ONE LAST TIME, the address is;

Kurilpa Hall

174 Boundary Street, West End.

Kurilpa Hall                             174 Boundary Street, West End

Kurilpa Hall 174 Boundary Street, West End

The West End bus 196 will take you to Boundary Street

and runs every 20minutes.

For further information see the Kurilpa Poets on Facebook

or write to


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The 2014 Kurilpa Cup

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2014 KURILP CUP Preview


Each year we hunt around for an individual if not unique cup, a worthy vessel for such an august occasion as

the Kurilpa Performance Poetry Cup.

We seek high, we seek low,

we look in op-shops and deceased estates.

we look in the workshops of budding artists.

Behold ye now the 2014 Kurilpa Performance Poetry Cup!

 2014 cup engraving

It’s neat but it’s not gaudy.


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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.

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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


Feasting with Poets!

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The Kurilpa Poets Breakfast!

September 8th, Lucky Duck Cafe!


Greetings fellow Water-Rats and Friends!

The KURILPA POETS are skipping their usual “last-Sunday-of-the-Month event in August, as the Queensland Poetry Festival is occurring that weekend.

But Despair not! As part of the Brisbane Fringe Festival, the Kurilpa Poets will be hosting a fabulous


at the Lucky Duck Cafe

15 Gladstone Road, Highgate Hill

10am to 1pm

Sunday 8th September!

Free admission!

Hosted by Rachael Dean & the Reverend Hellfire

and featuring a tasty smorgasbord of local poets and musicians

as well as the Lucky Duck’s fine food and coffee,

this Epicurean event is sure to whet your jaded appetite

and stimulate all your senses.luckduck logo


Whether you like Word Salad

or prefer Semiotic Stew

There’ll be some tasty verses

and some sweet tunes too!


What better way to start a Spring day

Than feasting with poets

and dining with bards?

Join Rachael and the Reverend at the Lucky Duck on September 8th

and feel free to bring a poem, song or story

for our fabulous Open Mic session.

Miss the Poets Breakfast? Not this little black duck!

Check out our website, The Water Rat Gazette for updates, reviews and info



contact us at

kurilpapoets @yahoo.com.au

or connect to our Facebook page


Cool interiors of the Lucky duck

Cool interiors of the Lucky duck

finishing touches to the courtyard out the back where the Kurilpa Poets will hold court

finishing touches to the courtyard out the back where the Kurilpa Poets will hold court

Kurilpa Poets; END OF YEAR SLAM!


Kurilpa Poets End of Year Slam!

 Greetings Friends!

The Year is drawing to a close, the Mayan End-of-the World Doomsday Event is nearly upon us, but fear not, for on Sunday, 25th November, at 2pm, the Kurilpa Poets are holding their annual End-of-the-Year Slam!

A traditional feature of this Slam is that no effort goes unrewarded, for every competing poet recieves a small mystery prize! And what does the Winner get, you ask? (Roll of drums) The Poet awarded First Place will receive:

* a $50 cash prize in unmarked, non-sequential bills.

* A handsome certificate commemorating their Victory

* Plus; a loaf of bread, a jug of wine and a book of verses!

The winning poem will also appear on our website, the Water Rat Gazzette.

So come one, come all! The Slam is Free to enter. Poems can run up to 4 minutes or so. Bring a second poem in case your selected as a finalist. Props and instruments are allowed.


Plus Special Feature Poet; DAVID HALLETT

Besides the fun of the Slam, the Kurilpa Poets are proud to be able to present the Master Slammer and legendary Performance Poet,

David Hallett.

David is the founder and manager of two of Australia’s longest running and most esteemed poetry events; Byron Bay’s “Writers at the Rails” and Lismore’s “Live Poets.” He is also twice winner of the Poetry Olympics at the Sydney Writers Festival, as well as winning the 2003 Nimbin Performance Poetry World Cup, the Byron Bay Festival Poetry Prize AND the “Spirit of Woodford Prize” in 2005.

His poetry jumps from page to stage, leap-frogging sexual, social and personal politics wearing its heart on its sleeve and its tongue firmly in cheek. He has performed in the beat Cafes of New York and the Sydney Opera House. Now he manifests in Brisbane for the Kurilpa Poets. Don’t miss this his only Brisbane show!


Plus this Months Mystery Musician; Tania Tulip

Each month the Kurilpa Poets selects one of West Ends fine buskers to appear as our “Mystery Musician” and provide a musical interlude. On this occasion we will be serenaded by the soothing sounds of Mz Tania Tulip and her Magical Ukulele.


Also appearing that day, to amuse the crowd with his unpredictable antics & fire-breathing poetry, will be

The Reverend Hellfire as Master of Ceremonies.

Non-attendees be warned; you will be excommunicated!


Tea, Coffee and Light Refreshments; are generously provided by the Kurilpa Poets. But we’re just a bunch of poor poets, so we love it when people get involved and contribute something to the table. Be it a pack of bicuits or a loaf of bread or a bottle of cheap red, your gesture will be appreciated.


The Kurilpa Poets are conveniently located at

the Olde Croquet Club, 91 Cordelia Street, West End.

This charming little hall is situated just down from the Aboriginal Tent Embassy on the edge of Musgrave Park. Come and join us in its air-conditioned comfort.



The price for this fabulous event is a mere $5 for the waged and $2 for the poor.

We’re close to West End & Fairfield bus routes and there is on-site parking.

Hope to see you there!


Check out Kurilpa Poet updates, news and reviews on our website,

The Water-Rat Gazette

located at ;



David Hallett words and works can be found at