The Alchemy of Poetry
Photo Review: Kurilpa Poets at West End Library
19th July, 2014
featuring: Sasha Cuha,
and the Reverend Hellfire.
Review written by Unckle Rat. Photos by Shane Kneipp
curious crowd gathered that Thursday evening
to witness the Kurilpa Poets work their magic
in an attempt to transmute the base substance of Reality
into the Alchemical
Dealt some technical difficulties at the last moment
with the projector, the Poets overcame handicaps
and delivered a powerful performance.
Down to mood lighting and candles,
a suitably mystic ambience was created
as the three feature poets took turns at the Mic.
Performing for the first time a suite of “Elemental” poems, the Reverend struck a ritual note that gave the Evening structure and added new dimensions to the groups work. The Elements of Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit were all exposed to a surrealistic/impressionistic character sketch cum invocation.
Spontaneous artistic contributions from the audience was the order of the day. Bob Mud wandered around
playing soothing ambient sounds on his eclectic collection
of odd instruments, whilst known Sasha Cuha associate,
Red headed Samwise on guitar, likewise
provided some Life and colour to the night’s proceedings
with his impromptu riffings and melodic explorations.
Later, suitably refreshed, the house lights went back on
and we were treated to a diverse selection of verse
from audience members. The feature poets also
did a reprise at this time
bringing the evening to a successful close.
Poets up Late?
Why, the evening for some of us had just begun!