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Here without further ado are the long lost “Missing Photo”‘s promised some time ago, of the celebrated return to West End of Poet & Songstress extrodinaire, Ms Vasudha Harte, and her Musical partner in all crimes music, and all Terrorism cultural, Mr Jem Edwards.

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What can I say? Of the Dinkum Boho’s themselves, they were brilliant. We were privileged to have them appear at our humble gathering. they deserved more money and a bigger audience but they played their hearts out anyway and delivered their best like true professionals.

Of Ms Hartes poetry one can say that it is wise without trying to be clever, warm without being melodramatic, simple without being banal. It bears repeated listening/reading, and we at Kurilpa Poets once more heartily recommend her slim volume of verse, the whimsically entitled You Near Verse.

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This was our last event for now at the Kurilpa Hall and we’ve had some fun here the last two months.  I for one will miss the crank old piano, that only Cam Logan was game enough to play and make sing! As always the Open Mic sessions added heart and soul to the occasions,

with old faces and new trying their compositions out on the attentive crowd.

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As always a generous community contributed food and drink to make a fabulous feast.

Next month our host is West End Community House,

but wherever the Kurilpa Poets sets up its camp,

you know that that’s there will be where fine verse, fine music,

fine food and fine company can be found…

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Photos by Shane Kneipp except where otherwise stated.

"OK Now who took the damned camera?"- Visual Arts Director, Shane Kneipp

“OK  Now who took the damned camera?”- Visual Arts Director, Shane Kneipp


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Here’s a little sample of our Feature artists tomorrow (Sunday 29th March, 2015,) THE DINKUM BOHOS, featuring Jem Edwards and the ever-vibrant Ms Vasudha Harte, who is also, by an astounding coincidence, our Feature Poet for the occasion. 

Don’t miss out this fabulous event, with Open Mic sessions, Virtual Gallery and Free Refreshments!

 Starts 2pm at 174 Boundary Street, West End.

March VASUDHA handbill


Sunday March 29th, 2pm


174 Boundary Street West End

The Kurilpa Poets present;





Open Mic sessions * Virtual Gallery * Free Food & Refreshments

All this for a mere 5$

The Kurilpa Poets are proud to welcome back the ever-mellifluous Ms Vasudha Harte,

who will be sharing her latest poems with us, and combining with

her mega-talented companion in musical mayhem, PianoMaester Jem Edwards

as the Dinkum Bohos, will be also be stepping up as this months Mystery Musicians.

Expect a taste of the Rainbow Region, with a seedy undercurrent straight from a 1930’s Berlin Cabaret. A heady brew indeed and we encourage you to imbibe deeply.

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We’re still in Kurilpa Hall  at 174 Boundary Street this month as renovations proceed apace

at the Olde Croquet Club, so it’ll be good to hear the Boho’s on a proper stage.

And perhaps we can persuade them to try the house piano? (Watch out for the ants, Jem.)

The Dinkum Bohos prepare strategies to deal with possible keyboard insect-infestations at their upcoming Kurilpa gig

The Dinkum Bohos prepare strategies to deal with possible keyboard insect-infestations at their upcoming Kurilpa gig

And as always there will be Brisbanes openest Open Mic, free food and drink, fabulous company, and up on the Virtual Gallery‘s Big Screen will be showing more Obscure & Disturbing Visions Head-hunter-gathered by our Visual Arts Co-ordinator

Shane Kneipp. The Reverend Hellfire returns as MC to give the proceedings

the Gravitas they deserve, and of course all the usual Kurilpa Crew will be there

to entertain you with their antics.

Finally, this is a local group that runs on the sweat of an oily poem, and every little helps, so we encourage Water Rats and Friends who feel community minded to bring a plate or bottle of something, or even a packet of biscuits, to contribute to the Feast. Cheers

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To check out Vasudha and Jem‘s bios and hear samples of their Art, skip over to

and click on the appropriate links.


March VASUDHA handbill

Vasudha Harte and the Dinkum Bohos Bio

Feature Poet for March 30th


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“She can write a poem on a cigarette skin

and win a slam with it ten minutes later”- Daevid Allen, GONG

She is a talented pianist and songwriter with a voice to die for. Her performance skills have won her many admirers and far too many glam slams. At last here is her first book of poetry, “YOU NEAR VERSE“, so grab one while you can.

YOU NEAR VERSE front cover

YOU NEAR VERSE front cover

Born in rural Victoria, Vasudha combines the unflappable innocence and heartfelt social empathy of a country lass with the steady uncomplicated optimism of the Byron Bay Boho.

Her writing is firmly rooted in the Bush Ballad but adds to those easy folk rhymes with saucy cabaret masquerades and endearing balladeeringShe deftly applies her charm in the service of environmental activism or to anti corporate protest and concludes that Love directly applied can overcome all societies ills. 

Accessible, irrepressible, immediately digestible, her micro mantra fertilises its lineage with mycological precision.

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DINKUM BOHOS -The Real Deal 

Dinkum Bohos are multi instrumentalists Vasudha Harte and Jem Edwards in a saucy sonic tryst. They set an intimate and interesting atmosphere with their unique blend of sassy blue world jazz gypsy flamenco folk rock classical tango mojo – dramatic, romantic Spanish guitar, tango inspired piano and sublime sultry vocals. 

In 2011 Dinkum Bohos recorded their first CD “Stereognostic” live in their hometown Byron Bay then toured internationally, playing festivals and venues throughout UK, Europe and Asia. The variety of stages they appeared on suggest their far-reaching appeal: folk, Buddhist, punk and world music. People literally came from miles around to hear them play in London, such is Jem’s musical reputation in the UK, and several punters declared Dinkum Bohos the best gig they’d been to in a long time.

With an hilarious piano duet, Vasudha and Jem had four hands on the keys at the same time. The pair synchronized, tantalized and made athletic changes of position-all without missing a beat.” 

-Nimbin Good Times

“I’ve got the warm and fuzzy feeling flowing right through, I’ve got goosebumps!” 

-Andy Travis The Lighthouse Lounge Bay FM 99.9

“Truly Beautiful Music”

– Injoy Magazine


Check out the Dinkums perform live;

“Divine Tango” at 

“Tom’s Waitress” at