Poetry Live! presents Ivy Alvarez & Christ ‘Albi’ Dent!
Tuesday 19th November, 8pm at The Thirsty Dog, cnr Howe St and K Rd.
Guest Poet: Ivy Alvarez
Ivy is the author of The Everyday English Dictionary (Paekakariki Press), Disturbance, and Mortal. Her latest poetry collection is Diaspora: Volume L. A MacDowell Colony Fellow, and a Hawthornden Fellow, her work is widely published and anthologised, with several poems translated into Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Korean. Born in the Philippines and raised in Australia, she lived in Wales for almost a decade, before arriving in New Zealand in 2014.
Guest Muso: Chris Dent
Chris a.k.a. Albi, is a soulful singer songwriter who wears his albinism with pride. Whether it’s hitting the road with his award winning band Albi & The Wolves, causing musical chaos with Zarek & Albi in Europe or just sitting in a local bar all on his own he brings passion and humour to each situation. His style changes from act to act but in a solo set expect to hear tales from the road, groovy folk songs, and his takes on popular music that’s performed in his unique way. After 10 years of making music he always brings a great energy to the stage so do not miss the opportunity to see him perform with one of his acts or all on his own. You will not regret it.
8.45-9.20pm Open Mic
10.15pm Open Mic