14th February 2017 @ Poetrylive
8PM at the Thirsty Dog, 469 K’rd
Guest Poet: Michael Moore
Michael is a Father before anything else, blessed with two wonderful daughters who teach him every day and give his life purpose. A youth worker by trade, Michael has crafted his poetry around breaking cycles; using his voice to uplift and unearth the voices in others’, a student of his good friend Michelle Durey’s legacy to grow spoken word and enrich others’ lives in the process. While finding time to perform has become scarce, Michael is privileged to begin performing in 2017 back where it all started for many of us.
Guest Musician: Bernie Griffen & Kirsten Warner
Bernie Griffen’s original music is dubbed roughhouse or psychedelic folk. His songs are melodic, soulful tales of a life well and truly lived on the fringes, full of love, pathos and colourful stories. Bernie’s the host of 95 bFM’s roots music show Border Radio.
He combines his talents with poet and musician Kirsten Warner, a regular reader around Auckland and former chair of the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors.
Their third album recorded last year in Melbourne is due out in the next few months.
Open Mic all welcome to read/perform