Congratulations to Jennifer Eadie who will be our next Poet-in-Residence at the Adelaide City Library.
Jennifer’s residency is titled: “I do not have a home”.
“This project then, begins with the question: when an individual does not feel like they belong to anywhere, any culture, where does this leave them? Focusing on the question of belonging – what are the components that allows one to say: ‘I am home’ ?”
However due to time constraints, that Christmas holiday thing, and work commitments, her residency will now happen in January 2018. More details and dates will follow.
Thank you to all the poets who applied in 2017 and to our 2017 resident poets, Sarah Jane Justice, Ashlee Karlar and Nico for their great work.
Thursday October 19th.
6:00 – 8:30pm
Dymocks, Rundle Mall.
The poetry slam is done so time to get back to the Dead Poets Society, specifically the English Romantic poet John Keats.
This month our tribute will be presented by Adelaide based poet, David Mortimer.
Free entry, book raffle, and a limited open mic where you can perform one poem from John Keats and one of your own influenced by the artist.
John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his works having been in publication for only four years before his death at age 25 in the year 1821. (Wikipedia).
Well that’s it for the 2017 SA Poetry Slam! Congrats to winner Andrew Drake and runner-up Chiara Gabrielli. They are both off to Sydney Opera House to compete in the National Poetry Slam. Congratulations to all the other finalists – Kachol Banok, Alison Bennett, Melody Chen, Nigel Ford, Mika Friebel, Sarah Pearce, Nina Phillips and Caroline Reid – as well as big cheers to everyone who competed in the heats, the fantastic audiences who came along and cheered, the sponsors, volunteers and supporters who keep the whole thing going. Kami was MC for the night as well as sacrificial poet, and Ian Gibbins did the guest poet spot.
Now we have the full list of competitors for the 2017 SA Poetry Slam Final.
Friday 22nd September, 7:30 – 10:00pm.
Goodwood Institute Theatre
166 Goodwood Road, Goodwood.
$20 plus booking fee, but get in fast, tickets sell out quickly!!
It’s a great line up featuring Kachol Banok, Alison Bennett, Melody Chen, Andrew Drake, Nigel Ford, Mika Friebel, Chiara Gabrielli, Sarah Pearce, Nina Phillips and Caroline Reid.
The heat finalists go head to head for $600 in cash prizes and the two spots in the national final of the Australian Poetry Slam held at the Sydney Opera House (the prizes include airfares and accommodation.)
The guest poet this year is Ian Gibbins who will be backing his words with his own electronic music. See what he does at www.iangibbins.com.au.
Heat 5 of the SA Slam was a fitting way to finish the heats: hot poets, great crowd, fantastic venue. Congrats to winner, Nina Phillips and runner-up, Caroline Reid, both of whom will be in the State Final. Book your tickets soon: they sell out fast!! Thanks also to guests Juno and sacrificial poet, Nikki Baumann.