6th August 2013 @ Poetrylive

8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd

Guest Poet: Vaughan Rapatahana

Maori who lives & works in Hong Kong, with a house in Te Araroa, East Coast, Aotearoa-New Zealand, married to lady from Philippines – where we also have a home. Living now over 14 years in various parts of Asia.

Published in variety of genre worldwide. Ph. D Existential Literary Criticism, University of Auckland. Poetry editor MAI Review Journal until end of 2011. Semi-finalist inaugural Proverse Prize in Literature, 2009. Two collections of poetry published end of 2011 – Home Away Elsewhere (Proverse Hong Kong) and china as kafka (Kilmog Press, Dunedin, Aotearoa).

Bio sourced from Black Mail Press. Click on the link below for samples of Vaughan’s work, including a sound recording

http://nzpoetsonline.homestead.com/VR33.html

Guest Musician: Juliet Finau

Juliet Finau is a young Tongan/Fijian Diva. Bought up on the South side of Auckland. She describes her sound as soft but can be fierce
MC: Penny & Tim
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