13th September 2016 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Poetry Live Presents
Sophie: I’m a story teller, poet, and I make kick-ass coffees. The coffees pay the rent, plus I get to interact with so many crazy and interesting people, I’m always listening and always learning and very often practicing the virtue of patience… Writing and creating is what pays my soul, and with that I get to express and leave a little something in this world that hopefully ignites a spark in others. That is all.
Emma: I’m a creative from Onewhero, who attempts to be true to the authentic process of self-realisation and how that finds its place in the world. I am drawn to beauty, creativity, truth and advocacy of social justice, especially the rights to wholeness, safety and of complete agency for women, children, tangata whenua of any nation but especially here in Aotearoa and the fundamental importance of te reo in kind, and also people who navigate sexuality and gender that don’t conform to a straight, cisgendered society. I don’t like to see anyone withheld rights to an equal footing. Although relatively new to the Poetry community, I write from a place that expresses my response to these issues as well as material that rises from the roads I navigate with lovers, and the deep spiritual beliefs I hold. I am also a musician and work with visual art mediums but am really enjoying seeing myself growing and finding my seat within the world and whānau of poetry and the power of the spoken word.
An occasional Beautiful Loser and a wizard on strings with or without a bow, Paul has collaborated with poets and dancers alike. On Tuesday night he will be playing his cello and guitar.
Open Mic all welcome to read/perform