08 April 2014

I'm the Tuesday Poet, plus come and hear me read next week

This week my poem 'Symbols that make up the breaking girl' is the Tuesday Poem this week: http://tuesdaypoem.blogspot.co.nz/2014/04/symbols-that-make-up-breaking-girl-by.html. It was selected by the publisher, Mary McCallum of Mākaro Press. It's quite a dense poem, but I enjoyed reading it at my reading last week in Auckland - it speeds up, it slows down, it is a bit tongue-twistery and has a lot of rhyme and assonance and that sort of stuff, which is quite fun to read.

Speaking of reading, I've been asked to be the guest poet for the April meeting of the New Zealand Poetry Society in Wellington next Monday. It will be a lovely chance for me to share some of the poems from Cinema, and maybe a few old favs, and maybe even some newer ones. Here's the details about the reading:

Monday 14th April, 7.30 pm
Thistle Inn, 3 Mulgrave Street, Wellington

We begin with an open mic - everyone welcome to participate - followed by our guest poet,
Helen Rickerby

$3 members $5 non-members

Here's the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/260784137436348