Saturday, September 22, 2007

ode to vegemite - becca kellaway

Becca Kellaway actually lives in Melbourne at the moment. But she rocked Sappho Books a couple of weeks ago and here is a suitably nationalistic number for youse all...

Ode To Vegemite
A tribute to Keats

O! Vegemite.
That molten onyx,
Oozing over the rough
Crumbling toast.
As my stainèd teeth
Rip into your skin,
As my blackened tongue
Pierces your sticky centre.
O! Vegemite.
Oh, oh Vegemite.
As peristalsis
Takes its tangy toll.
As you slither down my oesophagus,
O! Vegemite.
O! Sweet choking Vegemite.
Soothe the acids of my gut.
Writhe inside my big fat pot.
O! Vegemite
O! Vegemite.

Photo souce: misscaro

Saturday, September 1, 2007

poetry of politics

Friday September 28: 'Poetry of Politics' session @ Politics In The Pub from 7pm (time TBC) on Friday 28th September, The Gaelic Club, Devonshire Street Surry Hills.

live poets society - kate maclurcan & ben ezra - sept 26

Wednesday September 26: Live Poets Society Reading: Guests KATE MACLURCAN (singer/songwriter), and Poet-musician in Hip-Hop and Spoken Word BEN EZRA, with Open Section. Readings the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Don Bank Museum North Sydney, 7.30 - 10.30pm. $7 admission includes supper and drinks. Details, 9896 6956 or 0422 263 373 or

brett whitely gallery - rob riel - sept 23

September 23: Brett Whiteley Studio Reading: Rob Riel, poet, editor, publisher (Picaro Press), and readings from the Scanlon Prize for Indigenous Poetry winner.

Readings fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm, 2 Raper Street Surry Hills. Free entry. Guest Poet and Open Mic. Enquiries Brook Emery 0410 406 149

sept 9th - poetry reading @ friend in hand

September 9 Sunday Reading: 2 - 6pm: Friend In Hand Pub, Glebe: As part of National Poetry Week: Readings by Philip Hammiel, Pam Brown, Angela Stretch, Ivy Ireland, Nick Powell.

sappho books / pulp - kate fagan - sept 12

Poetry UnLimited Press (PULP) is delighted to invite you and your friends to our next Poetry Reading:
Wednesday September 12 *
7pm - 9pm
Sappho Books & Cafe
51 Glebe Pt Road
Ph 9552 4498

This month's Guest Poet Kate Fagan is a Sydney writer, editor and musician whose work includes The Long Moment (Salt UK 2002), the chapbooks return to a new physics (Vagabond 2002) and Thought’s Kilometre (Tolling Elves 2003), and the upcoming CD of readings Cellular Time (Stem Recordings, UK). Kate edited US online journal How2 (2002-2006; ) and wrote her PhD thesis on US poet Lyn Hejinian. Her debut solo album Diamond Wheel (2006) was co-produced with country/bluegrass veteran Rod McCormack and won the 2006 National Film & Sound Archive Award for Best Folk Album.

Don't forget - after the Guest Poet's Reading, you get a turn to read your own poetry in our Open Mic Competition, in front of a supportive poetry-loving audience.

(* The $2 entry fee includes a raffle ticket).