2nd June 2015 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poet: Vaughan Rapatahana
Vaughan Rapatahana is a New Zealand Maori who is a long-term resident of Hong Kong with homes also in Philippines and Aotearoa-New Zealand. He has been widely published internationally across several genres, including fiction, language critique, poetry, philosophy and was both a semi-finalist in the inaugural Proverse Prize for Literature and highly placed in the 2013 Erbacce Poetry Prize. Vaughan will also be launching his fourth collection of poems, Atonement, on the night.
Guest Musician: Bernie Griffen & Kirsten Warner
Bernie Griffen and Kirsten Warner, as two of the posse known as The Thin Men, sing and play their own brand of blues-folk, “dark, gothic-tinged rock dragged kicking through swampy southern blues and dusty country music plains”. Bernie is the host of Radio 95 bFMs Border Radio, formerly of Bernie Griffen and The Grifters, and Kirsten is a poet and writer and Auckland branch chair of the New Zealand Society of Authors.