1st April 2014 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poet: Helen Rickerby
Guest Musician: Callum Gentleman
Poetry Live welcomes you to celebrate the Auckland launch of Wellingtonian poet Helen Rickerby’s ‘Cinema’ (Mākaro Press 2014). With Callum Gentleman kicking off the night at 8pm sharp.
HELEN RICKERBY has just published her fourth book of poetry, ‘Cinema’. She is co-managing editor of JAAM literary magazine and runs boutique poetry publisher Seraph Press. She lives in a cliff-top tower in Wellington, where she works as a web editor.
About the book:
The poems in Cinema look at the personal through the lens of a camera and the world of film through the unfiltered eye. Meet the boy who learns to kiss from action movies, the girl made up of symbols and the director with the aesthetic of a sniper on the roof.
Cinema will be launched by Anne Kennedy.
Trouper, Raconteur, Impresario, Chancer, Murder Ballad Lover – CALLUM GENTLEMAN tells stories. Those stories usually come out as songs. Songs about good people doing bad things, & bad people who try to be good (they often fail). Fallen Angels staring to heaven, contrite demons yearning for redemption, down & out junkies scrounging for a dollar, the devil gets it on with the wrong hooker with a heart of gold. From the child’s whisper to the drunk man’s roar, Callum’s got a voice for them all.
MC KIRI PIAHANA-WONG (returning to the MC team this week)
See you there!