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Vĭsuălis – A visual poetry exhibition

Guided & Unguided 01 is a series of plot points:
coordinates from multiple maps. This is a cartography of
varying kinds: a mapping of various locations, experiences
and memories. Repetitions and orientations aid you in
finding your way, in charting your place in these geographies.

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10/11/2017 · 9:39 pm

He Whakaritenga Hōu / A New Setting

For the last 6 years I have been sneaking poetry pieces into the print queue in the MOTAT Print Shop. Well at first I was sneaking them in, but as time as gone on, the poetry we print has become a big part of what we do in the Print Shop. Last Friday saw the opening of an exhibition that celebrates those works we have printed. The exhibition is also about the Māori typecase I have been working on for the last 18 months, and showcases the ‘Kia ora Te Reo’ booklet we made this year for Māori language week.

The opening was a real treat, our guests were a mixture of Auckland based poets and poetry lovers alongside the MOTAT team who had a hand in putting the show together. It was a huge team effort and I was honoured to have my design and typesetting on show.

Here are a few photos from the opening event:

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Kanohi ki te kanohi poetry reading

I’m performing in a National Poetry day warm up event with Iain Briaton, Vaughan Rapatahana, Bob Orr, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Ruby Porter and Olivia McCassey. It’s going to be great! 7pm at Time Out Bookstore in Mt Eden. Hopefully see you there!!

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‘The Balloon of the Mind’

An exhibition called ‘The Balloon of the Mind,’ after a poem by WB Yeats, opened at Special Collections at the UoA Gen Library yesterday. It’s on for 6 weeks and is open to the public. The exhibition includes three display cases. The first is about Yeats and his poetry, the second about Ian Donnelly, an NZ based book collector who collected and later donated a vast collection of first edition Irish Literature. The third case is all about Cuala Press. I was involved in curating the exhibition alongside Michele Leggott and Jo Birks. At MOTAT we printed a bookmark to go with the exhibition.

See the exhibition blog post here:  ‘The Balloon of the Mind’: Yeats, Donnelly and Cuala Press

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LOUNGE #54

It’s LOUNGE time of year again! I’m reading alongside amazing poets and writers on March 29th. I’m especially excited to be reading alongside Frankie McMillan. My Dad bought me The Bag Lady’s Picnic and other stories for Christmas in 2001. I got a hammock for Christmas that year too. We set it up and I read every story on Christmas day sitting in that hammock.

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Sacred Economies Poetry Reading

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to go sharper” – W. B. Yeats. 

The exhibition Sacred Economies and its accompanying poetry reading draw our attention to how experiences of the sacred manifest through social transactions. It is interested in how rituals give life to events and objects that can transform our ordinary ways of thinking about and participating in the world. How do transactions of forms like poetry or folklore, which hold little monetary value, create an economy of sacred moments?

I have written a couple of poems in response to Philippa Emery’s work in the show and I will be performing these poems at the reading on Thursday. The poets I will be reading with have each been assigned an artist and their work to respond to. You will be able to take a look and experience the work the poetry is responding to as the poet reads or afterwards.

Looking forward to hearing from the other poets!!poetry-reading-sacred-economies

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Poetry Reading

Totally stoked to be the guest poet at the home of poetry in Auckland, Tāmaki: Poetry Live. Tonight! Come along, it’s koha entry with an open mic. I’ll be performing a series of poems around language, place and identity.

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Tika Tonu a Tu ki a Koe: A Poetry Reading

TikaTonu 12 Aug 16 - Poetry Reading

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26/07/2016 · 1:01 pm

LOUNGE 48: a poetry reading

We’re back into the academic year and so Lounge has started up again, 3 readings per semester. The first is on Wednesday 23rd March, 5.30pm at Old Government House. As Michele Leggott is on research leave she has outsourced the MC position this semester and I am honoured to be the MC for this reading. I have put together a really fantastic line up of superb readers and performers. We have a slightly updated poster including illustrations from Marc Conaco (See his instagram here)

Lounge 48 poster updated

John Adam will be the MC for the following Lounge on the 4th May, and Paula Morris will be MCing Lounge #50 on the 25th May. Keep an eye out for the posters for those in the weeks preceding.

 

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The Human Condition: a poetry reading

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09/06/2015 · 9:23 pm