15th November 2016 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Poetry Live and Anahera Press warmly invite you to the launch of
Simone Kaho’s debut collection, Lucky Punch. To be launched by Anne Kennedy.
About the book:
Lucky Punch is a love story set in tiny natural worlds sheltering from the encroaching urban dystopia of 1980s Auckland. The characters grow up together, yearn, fight, dream and stare at walls. Their personality quirks clash with social norms as they navigate through cultural voids and colonial Pacific bloodlines. This is modern lyric storytelling with the pace of flash fiction, deceptively matter-of-fact poems with alluring depths that yield more each read and hard angles that can leave a bruise. Step inside this beguiling world where wildness prowls the neighbourhood.
About Simone Kaho:
Simone is a New Zealand poet with Tongan ancestry, part of a new generation of Pasifika voices. She is well-known in Auckland as a performance poet, and particularly loves crafting rock-n-roll poetry experiences merging poetry with music. Her work has been published in numerous New Zealand literary magazines. Simone has a Masters in Creative Writing from the IIML. She was born in Auckland.
Guest Musician: Being
‘Being’ (real name, Jasmine) explores texture through sound; whether using loop pedals and soundscapes, or the rhythm of spoken word. Labelling her subject matter as ‘streams of mind-mess’, Jasmine reveals unguarded ‘miscellaneous’ thoughts and sounds on common threads and being.