Monday, May 24, 2010
VOICEBOX Fremantle THURSDAY JUNE 3RD
Doors open 7pm
POETS IN PERFORMANCE
Liana joy christensen
& JOHN RYAN
Liana Joy Christensen is a Fremantle local with a longstanding interest in nature writing and the environment. She intends to contribute a few animal-themed poems to complement John’s botanical epiphanies and honour World Environment Day. However, her main focus tonight is a celebration of the completion of her Australian Poetry Centre gig as La Tropicana’s own resident poet. She will read some of her poems from that residency and talk briefly about the highlights of the experience, before throwing a metaphorical bouquet to open the space for the next potential Café Poet.
John Ryan is an American from New Jersey who now resides in Perth. Since coming to W.A., he has been working on a suite of poetry about the native flora of the Southwest, drawing inspiration from the poet botanists John Clare and H.D. Thoreau. Having spent many years walking long distances across the North American continent, his poetry invokes threshold moments of inspiration, epiphany, and kindredness during migrational movements across landscapes. Some of his works have been published recently in SWAMP, Philament and Australian Humanities Review. He cross-breeds poetry with amateur song-writing and guitar-playing.
@ LA TROPICANA 177 High Street Fremantle
Fair Trade coffee and tasty snacks
OPEN MIC – POETS & SINGERS
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Donation: $5/$3 conc.