31st May 2016 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poets: Vaughan Rapatahana
Vaughan Rapatahana continues to commute between three countries, although now spends more time in Aotearoa. Published widely across a range of genre, as for example on Colin Wilson in Philosophy Now (England, 2016); a series of commentaries on New Zealand poetics and poetry in Jacket 2 (University of Pennsylvania, 2015-2016); a collection of poetry entitled Atonement, jointly published in Macao and Hong Kong (2015) and separately in Philippines (2016); a co-edited follow up to English Language as Hydra entitled Why English? Confronting the Hydra, due mid-June, 2016 (Multilingual Matters, U.K.) and so on.
Guest Musician: Tortoiseshell
Hannah Owen Wright is a 25 year old Auckland musician & performance poet. Though she has featured on the poetry live stage before in various guises and collaborations, this is the first time she’s been enlisted as a musician, with her brand new solo project… Tortoiseshell.