2nd August 2016 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poet: Kani Te Manukura
kani te manukura: ngāi tūhoe; hunter, gatherer, grower, cook; storyteller. kani lives a life of quiet rebellion in a small seaside town, which is both better and worse than it sounds. when kani is trying to impress people at parties he tells them he a had a work selected for IIML’s best new zealand poems 2015. unsurprisingly, this has worked exactly twice. which is 200% more than the number of people impressed that he’s had work published in JAAM, Ora Nui, Blackmail Press and the middle stall of the men’s toilets on floor 4 of the human sciences building, university of auckland.
Guest Musician: Callum Gentleman
Callum will be doing something different for the musician’s spot tonight – he’ll be wowing us with a fully vocal set! No mic! No guitar! Instead you’ll get hollas, hand slaps & a capella interpretations. There will be stories of good people doing bad things, and bad people who try to be good… and fail. Stories told in a child’s whisper, a father’s tears, and a drunken man’s roar. Callum has played with a whole range of outstanding artists including Delaney Davison, Tami Nielson, Bond St Bridge, Marlon Williams and the mighty Eastern. Callum recently released his debut EP. Check it out here: http://callumgentleman.bandcamp.com/
PLEASE NOTE: For August 2nd Poetry Live the usual order will be changed. Kani, our Guest Poet, will be on at 8pm; and Callum, our guest musician, will take the 9.30pm slot. Open mic will be as usual. Thanks for your understanding.