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This is what I am working on:
Fast Fibres is selling fast now: contact Piet Nieuwland for your copy!
Just like last year, there will be an open mic at the King’s Theatre up in Kawakawa, and a Poetry Popup at the Whangarei library:
POETRY POPUP with Fast Fibres Poetry Five – Whangarei Library, free entry. Saturday 25 August from 10am to 12 midday
“Still feeling the poetry vibe? Warm down from Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on Saturday with our POETRY POPUP at Whangarei Central Library. Featuring Fast Fibres Poetry Five poets Olivia Macassey, Piet Nieuwland, Aaron Robertson, Martin Porter and many more. Please come along and read your poetry and support Fast Fibres Poetry 5. It should be fun with a busy audience of library goers. See you there!”
Kings Theatre Creative Poetry Open Mic, entry $5, afternoon tea. Sunday 27 August 1.30 – 4pm, 80 Gillies Street Kawakawa.
“Get together with your family and friends at Kings Theatre Creative in Kawakawa to be moved by an afternoon of diverse, compelling, engaging and outrageous poetry. Feature poets include Olivia Macassey, Martin Porter, Piet Nieuwland and many others who are in the freshly launched Fast Fibres Poetry 5. Unleash your creativity and perform your poetry live at the open mic session.”
Fast Fibres Poetry Five: from Northland ed. Piet Nieuwland and Olivia Macassey
(Fast Fibres Poetry Collective, 2018)
Featuring: Sarah Angus, Shelly Arlidge, Michael Botur, Robert Burt, Lyndsay Campbell, Geraldine Craw, Robert Davis, D’Bruce, Arthur Fairley, Michael Giacon, Vaughan Gunson, Jacqueline Hammond, Christel Jeffs, Jac Jenkins, Mike Jenkins, Graham Johnson, Lynda King, Audrey Lappin, Tracie Lark, Wes Lee, Olivia Macassey, Jack McKerchar, Gregory McNeill, Piet Nieuwland, Margaret Northey, Denise O’Hagan, Maris O’Rourke, Charlie Parker, Martin Porter, Ellen Rhodes, Aaron Robertson, Natascha Rodenburg, Raewyn Smith, Tashintheclouds, Leena Taylor, Vivian Thonger, Alistair Tulett, Mercedes Webb-Pullman.
Launch: Thursday 16 August, 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Location: Poets At ONEONESIX, 116 Bank Street Whangarei
To purchase: contact Piet Nieuwland firstname.lastname@example.org
The problem, and the reason I say I am not sure of what to make of the fact, is that the terms are lacking to describe it; nothing is less adequate than the terms I have made up to this point, with references to life and literature, words and barbiturates, writing and traveling, and so on.
– David Wills, Prosthesis (1995: 268)
Here’s an interview from Scene magazine (April 2018) – on a warm summer evening, the lovely Lindy Davis interviewed Piet Nieuwland, Martin Porter, Arthur Fairley, and me about poetry. It was fun.
I am really pleased to be the guest poet in the latest issue of Takahē, issue 90 (poetry editor: James Norcliffe), which is online now.
Launch of Fast Fibres Poetry 4: Poetry from Northland ed. Piet Nieuwland and Olivia Macassey, 2017.
When and where: Thursday 17 August, 5 to 8pm at ONEONESIX, 116 Bank Street Whangarei.
Fast Fibres 4 is selling quite fast – if you want to grab one, contact Piet. There will be readings from poets at the launch.
“Fast Fibres Poetry Four is the fourth year of an annual anthology of poetry by Northland poets. This year over forty Northland poets with a very diverse range of styles, experience and backgrounds are included. Amongst these are Martin Porter, Renee Liang, Piet Nieuwland, Shelly Arlidge, Graham Johnson, Arthur Fairley, Vaughan Gunson, Aaron Robertson, Jac Jenkins, and Mercedes Webb-Pullman.”
There will also be a second launch with readings and an open mic at the awesome King’s Theatre up in Kawakawa, and a Poetry Popup at the Whangarei library:
POETRY POPUP – Whangarei Library, free entry. Saturday 26 August from 11am to 1pm, Whangarei Central Library
“Warm down from Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day on Saturday with our POETRY POPUP at Whangarei Central Library. Please come along and read your poetry and support Fast Fibres Poetry 4. It should be fun with a busy audience of library goers. See you there!”
Kings Theatre Creative Poetry Open Mic, entry $5. Sunday 27 August 1.30 – 4pm, 80 Gillies Street Kawakawa.
Kanohi Ki Te Kanohi – Face to Face: poetry reading at Time Out in Mt Eden
Poets: Iain Britton, Bob Orr, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Vaughan Rapatahana, Ruby Porter, Makyla Curtis, Olivia Macassey.
Iain Britton will have his new book, The Intaglio Poems!
Time Out Bookstore, 432 Mt Eden Rd, Auckland
Friday 11 August, 7-8.30 pm
indivisible, as if there is no passage between
the child that squatted here throwing
skeleton leaves into the eddy
and me standing braced against the black rock, staring into
the water and loving the water as if it is the water that I am like and not the stones,
those small stones shoved over one over one
another and stroked into sand in the end.
I’ve just received my copy of Poetry in Multicultural Oceania, in which one of my poems appears, which is cool for me. This is an educational resource edited by Vaughan Rapatahana, aimed at years 6-9 and beyond. It’s packed with interesting poems and perspectives, as well as thought-provoking questions and guidance by Vaughan.
“Reflecting the great diversity of cultures in the region, Poetry in Multicultural Oceania is enriched with a multitude of Aboriginal Australian, Maori, Pasifika, Asian and other voices in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. From this foundation it offers a teaching resource to develop students understanding and appreciation of poetry, with activities including vocabulary, language use and structure, reading and understanding, and evaluation.” – Essential Resources