SUPPING WITH SERPENTS

 Shedding skin cover

“SUPPING WITH SERPENTS”

2pm Sunday 27th October

 

Greetings fellow Water Rats and friends! This month our Feature Poet spot is filled by a fabulous double act; Melbourne poets Jenny Toune and Teri Louise Kelly are appearing as part of their Australian spoken word tour to promote their newly released “verse novel”, Shedding Skin.

Teri Louise kelly

Teri Louise Kelly is the author of three memoirs, one short story collection and two volumes of poetry, the latest a collaborative verse novel Shedding Sin, co-authored with her partner, her short stories and poetry have been published internationally and she has appeared at numerous festivals. She is the bass player in the grunge/punk band Alien Whore, has recorded a spoken word CD, was the subject of the ABC National radio documentary ‘ The Poet Stripped Bare’ (2012) and has had a DVD-Biopic made of her poetry appearances/philosophies – ‘TLK Punk’. She is currently working on her fourth memoir and a new collection of poetry.

Jenny Toune

Jenny Toune; Writer, performer, poet, tap dancer & wanna-be drummer, Jenny’s claim to fame was being fondled by Billy Idol whilst performing in the Australian Aria Awards. In her spare time she is an award winning Adelaide author who has been published in various literary journals and anthologies, including Award Winning Australian Writing 2011, 2012, 2013. As a performance poet Jenny has been featured at Melbourne’s Overload Poetry Festival, the Adelaide Fringe Festival, won the SA State Library Poetry Slam 2012 and was twice state finalist in the SA Poetry Slams. Her collaborative verse novel: Shedding Sin, was released in May 2013, she has just finished the final draft of a novel and a new poetry manuscript.

  • Barefoot Poet Camneron Logan

    Barefoot Poet Camneron Logan

This months guest Master of Ceremonies is non other than the debonair Mister Cameron Logan, a former Kurilpa Cup prizewinner, KICI committee member and proud member of the League of Extraordinary Poets. His smooth oratory and polished patter will surely raise the tone of the afternoon.

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As always sweet music will be provided by this months MYSTERY MUSICIAN.

Usually we pick one up off the street busking outside the chemist, but this month we see the return of one of Kurilpa’s favourite muso’s, the ever blooming earth-child, Ms Tania Tulip. Welcome back Tania! 

Wandering musician Tania Tulip and the Kurilpa Poet-tree

Wandering musician Tania Tulip and the Kurilpa Poet-tree

Don’t forget to bring your own poems, raves, rants or stories for our famous OPEN MIC Sessions. Many Old hands on the Brisbane poetry scene like to workshop their poems here but many new poets and first time readers have got their start here also. There’s two sessions so bring a couple of your favourite odes or a piece that you admire by someone else.

feeding the masses

feeding the masses

Tea, coffee and a variety of tasty refreshments will be served free of charge. However; Please note that we encourage the community minded to bring a plate or a bottle of something cool to contribute to the feast. And I must say we’ve had some pretty fine spreads this year, well worth the price of admission!

help yourself

help yourself

Other late attractions are being planned for the day so keep an eye on the Gazette for all the latest developments. Indeed, why not become a follower and recieve all the latest updates at

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As always the price of entry is a mere $5.

There is ample onsite parking.

So come and join us beneath the trees

We’ll share some verse and be at ease.

The olde Croquet Club beneath the trees of Musgrave Park

The olde Croquet Club beneath the trees of Musgrave Park

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The Olde Croquet Club

91 Cordelia Street, West End

on the edge of historic Musgrave Park.

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KURILPA POETS TODAY!

It was a quiet afternoon at the olde Croquet Club..

It was a quiet afternoon at the olde Croquet Club..

Hi friends and followers of the Kurilpa Poets. Just reminding you our monthly meet is on this afternoon starting around 2pm.

Todays Kurilpa Poets will be a laid-back affair, there’s no major feature poets this month, but the lovely Tania Tulip will be appearing as this months Mystery Musician and the Reverend Hellfire will be showing us his home movies, woops sorry, I meant to say; “audio-visual poetic experimentations”!

Plus there’ll be lots of time and space for the open Mic so bring your stories and poems.

Hey it’s a lovely day, we may even end up outside, playing croquet!

A one day we will play croquet

Kurilpa Rat

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WILD WOMEN PHOTO REPORT

The Wild Women of Poetry!

The shocking photos!

 

November 4th 2012 the Kurilpa Poets held their infamous “Wild Women of Poetry ” event. Now for the first time we show the shocking photos from this legendary event.

The crowd trickled in to the mandolin melodies of local busker Paula Hackney, this months Mystery Musician. (We first found Paula busking at the corner of Vulture and Boundary street outside the chemist)

Paula Hackney

Paula Hackney

Kalkadoon & Pitta Pitta Nation elder Theresa Creed

Kalkadoon & Pitta Pitta Nation elder Theresa Creed

First feature poet of the afternoon Theresa Creed electrifyed the audience with the intensity of her performance and words. The Kurilpa Poets are truly honoured to have had her appear on this occasion.

A Rachel & wonder Woman

Next up Urban Flower child & fairy goddess of poetry Rachel Dean  channeled the spirit of Wonder Woman to deliver a knockout set.

Rachel Laughs off rumours she's really Violet Wade

Rachel Laughs off rumours she’s really Violet Wade

Following Rachel , fellow League of Extraordinary Poets member, the charismatic Arafa Al-Mughairi softly seduced the audience with her revelations of lyrical longing.

Arafa Al-Maghaira

Arafa Al-Maghaira

Stephanie Petrik projection.

Stephanie Petrik projection.

Intermission saw the Melbourne bound Stephanie Petriks visual-artpoems sliding across the walls, while the crowd chatted or slipped outside for a smoke.

One day we will play croquet

One day we will play croquet

Stephanie petrik; "Revenge"

Stephanie petrik; “Revenge”

The OPen Mic session saw some of the chaps get up and have a go,

League of Extraordinary Poets member Sasha Cuha

League of Extraordinary Poets member Sasha Cuha

John Tracey tells us about john Howards tatoos

John Tracey tells us about john Howards tatoos

      

A very blurry Paul Dobbyn

A very blurry Paul Dobbyn

                                                                        

 and  some more of the girls..

The always ebullient Tania Tulip

The always ebullient Tania Tulip

                  Meanwhile in the back of the hall..                 

While Linda Loop keeps chaos at bay in the kitchen

While Linda Loop keeps chaos at bay in the kitchen

             And a good time was had by all..

A crowd shotWW2        And if there’s one thing we learned that day its this;

Geoffrrey-Wild thing    

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Kurilpa Poets; END OF YEAR SLAM!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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ENTRY:

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!

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

The Water-Rat Gazette

located at ;

https://kurilpapoetry.wordpress.com/

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David Hallett words and works can be found at

www.davidhallett.com

 

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