A pleasant Friday night was spent at the Melbourne Poet’s Union. As well as appearances from Jennifer Compton and Paul Mitchell, the evening saw the launch of Carla de Goede’s “Those Hairy Letters”. This is the ninth chapbook to be released through the MPU’s Chapbook Series.
Kris Hemmensley’s speech about the importance of the chapbook in the world of poetry was stirring enough that I wound up writing another poem, I’ll post that here once it’s been polished a bit.
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Reading: “Those Hairy Letters” – Carla de Goede
Listening: “American Without Tears” – Elvis Costello (off the King Of America album)
It seems I have another gig coming up.
What : Tim Hamilton feat. @ The Dan Poets
Where : The Dan O’Connell Hotel, Princes St/Alexandra Pde, Carlton
When : September 8th, 2:00pm
The Dan Poets is an open stage gig that’s been running for approximately 14 years and is hosted by the inimitable Cam Black.
For those of you interested, the open stage gives you five minutes in front of the mic (the feature gets something like twenty, sometimes in two sets sometimes one, feature’s pick)
Iâ€™m featuring at the Spinning Room South open stage night.
Details are thus:
What: Spinning Room South feat. Tim Hamilton
When: Tuesday, June 5th, 8pm
Where: ETâ€™s Hotel, 211 High St, Prahran (Melways: 58 D6)
Itâ€™s an open stage night, people on the open stage appear in random order; read three poems or five minutes worth (whichever comes first) and then the second half of the night is the feature, in this case, me!
There is a raffle (usually the prizes are a few books and a bottle of wine), the proceeds of which go to the eveningâ€™s feature and the night finishes with the call-back. That one special reader who impressed our hosts the most on the open stage section.
Hope to see you there!
Now playing: â€œIn Walked Budâ€ â€“ Amiri Baraka