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 […]
he stands in his suit. the scarf around his neck lets you know he really means it. his words are strong and you could never sing along. he says “you like that?” at the end of each poem. and i did. i’m sure we all did. his words are hard fought, he sells them easily.
Litcrawl is Wellington’s coolest (best) literary event, a spectacular, jam-packed with ideas and showcases – and in 2018 I was lucky to be asked to be part of one of the events. Lucky. And shitting myself. Why not both? The event was called Lit-Sync For Your Life and it featured three readers – I was […]
Welcome to episode 199 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved […]
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 160 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved in your Spotify library. I had a conversation this week with Hadassah […]
Slam Poetry with Anis Mojgani Embassy Theatre Thursday, March 10 Internationally awarded slam poet, Anis Mojgani took to the stage and threw words down hard. That was his talk, his session – just a performance, but it wasn’t just a performance, it was inspiring, it seemed to pick up on similar themes that Miranda July […]
20,000 Days on Earth Directors: Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard Pulse Films Ltd/Madman The DVD of 20,000 Days on Earth arrives in New Zealand with perfect timing – on the back of a sold-out series of shows by Nick Cave (see here for my review of Wellington’s first night). I’ve already reviewed the film (when it […]