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.
Back to The Fringe for some poetry. It was about celebrating Spring, though I either didn’t really process that or didn’t really care (and/or don’t have any Spring poems anyway). So I got up early, second poet this time, and read three short new poems. The first, Stuff, Not Nonsense I wrote late on Friday […]
Maybe it was that I’d had two months off – but I think it was more than that, I think it was just a very good run…this was easily the best open-mic set, the best bunch, since I’ve been turning up on the semi-regular for Poetry At The Fringe. I was in the early bracket […]
After attending both the March and then April editions of Poetry At The Fringe I was back for the May run-through. It’s very much the same crowd that turn up for the open-mic, and maybe I’m part of that now, kinda, with three goes in a row. I recognise that many of the poets reading here have been doing so for years, but you know…I’m almost part of […]
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 130 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. It’s Poetry Day! So I had a chat with Bill Manhire. We had in fact planned this for last year’s Poetry Day but I dropped the ball I guess, got behind, I can’t quite remember…but I do know I’ve […]
Once again the popular Writers on Mondays sessions by Victoria Univeristy’s International Institute of Modern Letters will take place at Wellington’s Te Papa Museum (Level 4, Te Marae) from 12.15-1.15pm on Mondays from July 16 to October 1. The sessions are free and will feature writers in conversation discussing upcoming and already published works. It’s […]
Welcome to episode 40 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by Phantom Billstickers. A chat with Auckland-based musician/producer/soundtrack composer Sean James Donnelly – better known, in band and solo-musician guise as SJD. I’m a huge fan of Sean’s music – all of his albums, I think he’s one of the great talents in New Zealand […]