The Cuba Press poets are the special guest at this weekend’s regular reading at Paraparaumu Library Meeting Room, thanks to Friends of Kāpiti Library. The poets will each read a few poems from their latest volumes and maybe some brand new work as well. These poets are Janis Freegard (Reading The Signs), Rachel McAlpine (How To Be Old), Mary […]
Sunday December 13, 2pm at Book Haven in Newtown – there will be a A Panoply of Poets. Poets of all ages and stages. Poets reading – from their recently published collections. Poets reading poems they’ve just written that week even! Book Haven is one of Wellington’s many wonderful bookstores – and the readings they host are a […]
This year The Cuba Press published nine new collections of poetry. Seven of those poets (myself included) will be reading this coming Tuesday, October 27, at Palmerston North’s Central Library (6.30pm). The local lad is Palmerston-based John Cristeller. He’ll be joined by Mary Cresswell, Janis Freegard, Richard Langston, Rachel McAlpine, me – and visiting from Otago, […]
Last Sunday (October 11) we launched my debut collection of poems, The Death of Music Journalism. We were there at Meow for a 4pm start. Dr. Blue kicked things off with some guitar and singing – a little blues and some soulful tunes to guide us in. Dr. Blue is also a poet so he […]
Next Sunday, December 15, 2pm at Book Haven in Newtown, Wellington five poets (representing The Cuba Press and Mākaro Press) will read from their work. I’m looking forward to it…And for more than one reason… It should be a fun, diverse set of performances.
Last month I went to Poetry at The Fringe and wrote about it – so I thought I’d continue that idea. I went to this month’s event – check out the Facebook page for regular news/updates. It was a huge feast of words – the regular open-mic session that starts the afternoon featured around 15 performers. And it was everything […]
Welcome to episode 137 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. I had a chat with Mary McCallum. She’s just published her first book of poems, the excellent XYZ of Happiness. But Mary was playing the long-game, she’s a known, established poet – having studied under Bill Manhire when his […]