23rd August 2016 @ Poetry Live

Poetry Live Celebrates National Poetry Day


Tuesday 23rd August 2016

8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd

Guest Poets: Vivienne Plumb

vivienne-plumb-Vivienne Plumb is a poet, playwright and fiction writer of Australian and New Zealand heritage. Her writing is known to highlight the fantastic and miraculous in everyday experience. She has won numerous awards for her writing, and has been the recipient of key fellowships and residencies. Vivienne has held several residencies, including one in 2004 at the University of Iowa, in 2006 the Massey University writers’ residency, and she is presently on the Michael King Residency in Devonport.  She has a BA and an MA from Victoria University in Wellington, and holds a Doctorate in Creative Arts at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Her most recent publications include Twenty New Zealand Playwrights (non-fiction, N.Z., 2013), and The Glove Box (fiction, Sydney, 2014). A new compendium of her past-published most popular writing, accompanied by images from the Auckland artist Glenn Otto, is to be published during 2016.

Her poetry collections include SalamancaNefarious (poems and parables)CrumpleScarab (a chapbook), and The Cheese and Onion Sandwich and Other New Zealand Icons (prose poems).

Her work has been published in N.Z. and overseas and has been translated into Polish, Mandarin, Slovenian, German and Malaysian.

Peter Bland

Peter_BlandPeter Bland is a poet and actor, whose writing commits to an everyday sub-urban sense of reality, often exploiting the framework of the dramatic monologue. He has a distinguished place in New Zealand theatre history as co-founder of Downstage and its artistic director 1964–68. He has worked as a stage and television actor and several of his own plays have been produced. Bland has published a large selection of poetry volumes in New Zealand and the UK and his memoir was released in 2004.

Collected Poems 1956-2011 was published in 2011 and Peter will be reading from his new book which is to be published this year.

For more about Peter’s career in print and film:


Emma Walter

EmmaEmma Walter:

I am a creative soul currently residing in Onewhero with a passion for truth, beauty, social justice and freedom in authentic expression, who conveys this through conversation, relationship, music, poetry and other creative arts.

It is my hope to see people reconnected to the pure soulful pulse that is the birthplace and birthright of our true selves and to encourage that into being, and not be afraid to take a stand against that which diminishes the availability of this to be fully realised within ourselves as individuals, and as a greater community.

Open Mic:

You are invited to pay homage to a favourite poet or poem or read/perform your own poetry as usual.

Prizes and giveaways for best performance and best dressed (as the poet you are are paying homage to)

Prizes and giveaways

Koha entry

MCs Kiri, Rachael and Matt

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