I'm calling this the 'We're not dead yet' tour. Two gigs; one in Melbourne and one in Sydney. On Thursday 13 January a group of us gathered at the wonderful Collected Works bookshop in the Nicholas Building for a steamy evening of poetry.
After great feedback about the poetry in all five extempore issues... we figure the next best thing to a good poem in print is a poem being read - particularly when it's in the convivial atmosphere of an independent bookshop with a glass of wine and great company.
‘It’s all too hard and complex,’ they say, as if poetry and jazz are perceived as bizarre, unpredictable juggernauts they’d rather not touch in the way they’d not dare slink up to a dozing grizzly bear and poke it in the chops.