5th December 2017 @ Poetrylive

Poetry Live! Presents

                                 Miriam Barr
                                                  & Freaky Meat

Miriam Barr is a poet who performs her work and has a long history of
collaboration with musicians, visual artists, and other poets. Her
poems have been published in places like Landfall, Takahe, Brief, JAAM
and Sweet Mammalian. Her collection Bullet Hole Riddle was published
by Steele Roberts in 2014 and has been described by reviewers as
“brave” and “perfectly formed”. Her work has featured in academic
texts, art galleries, and on stages in NZ and abroad. She has been a
Poetry Live MC, editor of a free poetry zine called Side Stream, a
Poetry Idol slam champion, winner of People’s Choice at the Bowery
Poetry Club in New York, creative director of theatre-poetry group The
Literatti, facilitator of many workshops, guerrilla poetry instigator,
and the co-ordinator of New Zealand’s National Poetry Day. Recently
Miriam took part in the group show, visualis, at the NZ Poetry
Conference and Festival.

Freaky Meat combine elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock and Metal with
beat-speak vocal styles inspired by Jack Kerouac, Tom Waits, Frank
Zappa and Captain Beefheart and you get Auckland-based Beatspeak
Innovators: Freaky Meat. Their performance will captivate you with
mesmerising narratives of the life, travels and the strange
experiences of front man, beat poet Shane Hollands, drawing from his
adventures both real and visionary. www.freakymeat.co.nz

Open Mic: all welcome to read/perform

Koha entry

MCs Rachael & Simone

NB Next week is our last Poetry Live! of the year with guest musician,
Emma Kahu Orion Walter and Open Mic all night long….

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