1st December 2015 @ Poetrylive

8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd

launch-invite_single_red_web-resKia ora koutou,

Poetry Live invites you to a special event: the launch of Serie Barford’s poetry and short story collection, Entangled Islands, published by Anahera Press. With music by Brendan and Alison Turner, and readings from the book by Serie. Entangled Islands will be launched by Karlo Mila. Thanks to Creative New Zealand for supporting the publication of this book.

Please note the evening will run a little differently from our usual schedule:

8 pm: Music

8.40 pm: Book launch

9.30 pm: First session open mic

10.15pm: Second session open mic

Guest Poet: Serie Barford

Serie-Barford_final_lo-resSerie Barford is a performance poet from Te Atatu South, Auckland, and is of Samoan, European and Algonquin Indian ancestry. Her poetry collection, Tapa Talk, was published by Huia in 2007. Other poems and short stories have been published in journals and anthologies, among them Whetu Moana, Niu Voices, Landfall, Poetry New Zealand, Dreadlocks, Writing the Pacific, Trout, Blackmail Press, Snorkel and Best New Zealand Poems. Serie was the recipient of the 2011 Seresin Landfall Residency.

Launcher: Karlo Mila

Karlo MilaKarlo Mila is of Tongan, Samoan and Palagi descent. She was born in Rotorua, raised in Palmerston North, and lives in Wellington with her two children, Karlos and Nikolas. In 2005 she published her first collection of poetry, Dream Fish Floating, which won the NZSA Jessie Mackay Award for Best First Book of Poetry at the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards. In 2008 she produced A Well Written Body, a combination of text and images.

Guest Musicians: Brendan and Alison Turner

Brendan & Alison Turner (1)There might be something wrong with Brendan & Alison Turner. As former members of Bond Street Bridge and The Bitter Years, they developed a strange love of driving long distances across the country, playing a mix of Americana/Folk/Country/Blues, with sweet bluegrass harmonies and songs where everybody gets shot. All of this to small crowds of people for very little money. This seems to keep them happy and mostly out of trouble.


Nau mai, haere mai!






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