What I'm actually talking about is the Poetry Society monthly meeting. They're doing something a bit different this time. Rather than having a guest reader, they're have a Grand Open Mic. People are two bring three poems to read:
- one of their own
- one by a New Zealand poet
- one by an overseas poet.
I'm expecting to hear and discover some new cool poems, and I'm looking forward to sharing some things I've come across lately.
Rather than taking along old favourites, I've decided to bring along new favourites, and will be selecting something from one of the books I bought on my recent post-launch-poetry-book-splurge at Unity. I bought Mark Doty's Fire to Fire: New and Selected poems, Incognito by Jessical Le Bas, Making Lists for Frances Hodgkins by Paula Green, and South (revised and expanded Faber edition) by Chris Orsman. I've already decided on my overseas poet poem - it will be by Mark Doty. But I think I will write more about that, and him, in another post.
Anyway, the important details for the September Poetry Society meeting:
Thursday 18 September, 7.30 pm
Upper Cuba Street