Poetry Live Presents Jacky Murda & Heidi North
Poetry Live on the 5th of May is streaming straight into your bedrooms!
Join MC Jamie Trower at 8:00PM on the Poetry Live Facebook or Instagram (@poetrylivenz) page as he live streams into your living bunkers!
Slip into your dance shoes at 8:00PM and get ready to funk the night away with Canada’s DJ heart-throb, Jacky Murda!
Bedroom producer, musician maestro, and long-time resident in two main clubbing hotspots in Whistler, Canada – Maxx Fisher and Tommy Africa – Jacky Murda is a powerhouse performer!
He’s played music alongside some of the best in the industry, like Australian disco queen and producer, Nina Las Vegas; chart-dominating deep-houser, Golden Features; award-winning DJ What So Not and alty-boogie group, Crooked Colours, amongst many others!
He’s back in New Zealand for the time being, but is planning to return overseas to light up more international stages with his spicy EDM and House tracks. You can check his bangers out on Soundcloud!
He’s currently living at his mum’s house with a snowboard bag and a blind poodle. Jacky’s mum is also the MC’s mum.
Just like the past couple of weeks, the open mic is open 24/7 on the Poetry Live Facebook page, so post your work! The MC might read or watch yours whilst on live steam!
Our guest poet for the 5th of May is the wonderful Heidi North! Heidi North’s poetry and short stories have been published in New Zealand, Australia, the US and the UK. She won an international Irish award for her poetry in 2007, and has won New Zealand awards for her poetry and short fiction.
Heidi’s second poetry collection, ‘We are tiny beneath the light’ was published at the end of 2019. Paula Morris says of the collection, “’We are tiny beneath the light’ is a remarkable collection that is both intimate and transporting.”
Just prior to the launch, one of the book’s poems, ‘Piha Beach, Two Years On’, was picked up by one of the world’s biggest bands,U2, to use at the New Zealand leg of their Joshua Tree tour!!!
Heidi’s first poetry book ‘Possibility of Flight’ was published by Makaro Press in 2015. She joined the Shanghai International Writers Programme along with ten other writers worldwide as the NZ fellow in 2016; and she is working on a novel set in Shanghai. Heidi has a Masters in Creative Writing from The University of Auckland.
Just a cheeky reminder too of the Poetry Live Anthology! Send your best three poems of any length to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please put “Poetry Live 40th Anniversary” with your name. Must be a total of 5 printable A4 pages. 12pt font!
Naming and numbering each page too please! $5 with your submission please to help with the costs of getting the wonderful book out there. All payment must be made electronically into 12-3026-0531540-50. Please could you put your surname as a reference so we can match up the submissions!
SUBMISSION IS OPEN NOW! FROM THE 31ST OF MARCH, 2020 TO 30TH OF JUNE, 2020.