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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Spoken Word in the Four5Nine: Sunday 20 June 2010


Poet, performer and Perth Poetry Club MC Janet Jackson presents an awesome lineup of local and interstate spoken word on Sunday 20 June in the old Cottonmouth venue: the Four5Nine Bar, Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth. Tickets at the door. $15 unwaged, $10 unwaged. Doors open 6:30pm. Dick Alderson. Tomás Ford. Kate Wilson. Amanda Joy. Kevin Gillam. Randall $tephens & Steve Smart (Melbourne). Plus open mike.

Janet says: 'I'm thrilled to be presenting such a smorgasbord of the best in Perth poetry and spoken word -- and Randall and Steve capture the absolute quintessence of Melbourne performance poetry. If you've got a mind, you'll enjoy this.'

What a lineup! Slam-winning headline Steve Smart has a presentation style that's almost violent in its nakedness, and a completely original voice, informed by everything from Bill Hicks to Laverne & Shirley to love and death to Tasmanian forest blockades. Randall $tephens has an angry vibe, spitting straight-talking lines of urban existence. Kevin Gillam, one of Perth's best-loved poets, performs his experimental, stylish poetry both with and without cello. Amanda Joy lives up to her name: poignant, lyrical poems of love, life and loss, presented with flair and feeling. Kate Wilson, from Bunbury, is one of WA’s favourite performance poets: get ready to hear rhymes that will tingle your spine. Tomás Ford, well-known here and interstate for his electro-disco multimedia shows, was the MC of Cottonmouth; his spoken word is confrontational and uncomfortably funny. Dick Alderson is a favourite at Perth poetry events for his wryly intelligent short poems that splice science into art.

More info: 0406 624 578. http://www.proximitypoetry.com

This event was made possible by Brian and Heather Hunt of Entopia Wines.

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