12 September 2012

Three-headed poetry book launch

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Blemish Books would like to invite all rioters to the launch of Triptych Poets Issue Three at Paperchain Books, Manuka, 6pm, Thursday 20th September.

Two local poets, JC Inman and PS Cottier (the latter all too well known to the threads of this august site) will read poems after the launch speech by fellow poet Dr Paul Hetherington. Third triptych member, Joan Kerr, of Geelong, will be there in spirit as well.

So I suppose that’s four poets, really, including Paul.

Poems! Food! Wine! Books!

Books! Wine! Poems! Food! etc. etc.

Poems about love, poems about politics, poems about birds, poems inspired by online discussion sites!

All are most welcome.

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Sorry, had to train some new orange people so couldn’t make it πŸ™

Hope it all went well.

LSWCHP said :

So I went along to this gig, and really enjoyed it. Poetix is a very nice lady as one would expect, and I enjoyed meeting her. She and Josh Inman read some of the poems from the book which inspired me to buy it.

Amongst others, she read a poem that was gently mocking of the APS, and (heaven forfend) a poem that was gently mocking of the RiotAct. Josh Inman started off with a memorable reading/performance of a poem called “My Breakfast had a Face”. I won’t elaborate on that, but it’s worth reading aloud and with enthusiasm.

If you have a few quid to spare to support local artists and local publishing then I recommend popping along to Paperchain to pick up a copy.

Thank you, man of fewer initials in his real name. It was terrific to meet you, and I’m sorry I had to move around rather than blob and hide and chat about history.

Mmm, perhaps I should be trying to win the Mully, so I can say, ‘Me, nice? I don’t think so!’ And spit or split infinitives or something.

Glad you enjoyed the launch. I particularly enjoyed Paul Hetherington’s talk, as he made me sound quite intelligent. Which I am certainly not at the moment, and intending to become less so.

So I went along to this gig, and really enjoyed it. Poetix is a very nice lady as one would expect, and I enjoyed meeting her. She and Josh Inman read some of the poems from the book which inspired me to buy it.

Amongst others, she read a poem that was gently mocking of the APS, and (heaven forfend) a poem that was gently mocking of the RiotAct. Josh Inman started off with a memorable reading/performance of a poem called “My Breakfast had a Face”. I won’t elaborate on that, but it’s worth reading aloud and with enthusiasm.

If you have a few quid to spare to support local artists and local publishing then I recommend popping along to Paperchain to pick up a copy.

Don’t forget two very different poets are reading. Contrasting styles are the new black. Although we’ll probably be wearing black anyway. It’s compulsory.

poetix said :

LSWCHP said :

bundah said :

LSWCHP said :

poetix said :

LSWCHP said :

Hey, this sounds cool. Poems, food, wine and books. What more could a bloke ask for?

I’ll put it in the diary. πŸ™‚

Please introduce yourself! Your name here is a little initial rich.

I will, but I’ve always thought that the pronunciation of LSWCHP was obvious. πŸ™‚

Well if you turn up with all guns blazing,Poetix will cotton on in no time.

I haven’t turned up at a poetry reading with all guns blazing for virtually…I dunno…several weeks.

And if you’re referring to that unfortunate incident at the Adelaide International Poetry Festival last year, well, the guy said his work was in iambic pentameter, but the first line of the 32nd stanza had 11 syllables so I reckon he had it coming. Besides which, the ambos patched him up before he bled out, and I promised the cops I wouldn’t do it again.

It’s O positive, ambos. Just in case he doesn’t approve of poems written as advertisements. Or prose poems generally. Or that the one rhyming poem I have in this doesn’t rhyme ‘properly’. Or….Just bring the blood.

Well one can only imagine that he was left feeling a little hollow afterwards!

LSWCHP said :

bundah said :

LSWCHP said :

poetix said :

LSWCHP said :

Hey, this sounds cool. Poems, food, wine and books. What more could a bloke ask for?

I’ll put it in the diary. πŸ™‚

Please introduce yourself! Your name here is a little initial rich.

I will, but I’ve always thought that the pronunciation of LSWCHP was obvious. πŸ™‚

Well if you turn up with all guns blazing,Poetix will cotton on in no time.

I haven’t turned up at a poetry reading with all guns blazing for virtually…I dunno…several weeks.

And if you’re referring to that unfortunate incident at the Adelaide International Poetry Festival last year, well, the guy said his work was in iambic pentameter, but the first line of the 32nd stanza had 11 syllables so I reckon he had it coming. Besides which, the ambos patched him up before he bled out, and I promised the cops I wouldn’t do it again.

It’s O positive, ambos. Just in case he doesn’t approve of poems written as advertisements. Or prose poems generally. Or that the one rhyming poem I have in this doesn’t rhyme ‘properly’. Or….Just bring the blood.

bundah said :

LSWCHP said :

poetix said :

LSWCHP said :

Hey, this sounds cool. Poems, food, wine and books. What more could a bloke ask for?

I’ll put it in the diary. πŸ™‚

Please introduce yourself! Your name here is a little initial rich.

I will, but I’ve always thought that the pronunciation of LSWCHP was obvious. πŸ™‚

Well if you turn up with all guns blazing,Poetix will cotton on in no time.

I haven’t turned up at a poetry reading with all guns blazing for virtually…I dunno…several weeks.

And if you’re referring to that unfortunate incident at the Adelaide International Poetry Festival last year, well, the guy said his work was in iambic pentameter, but the first line of the 32nd stanza had 11 syllables so I reckon he had it coming. Besides which, the ambos patched him up before he bled out, and I promised the cops I wouldn’t do it again.

LSWCHP said :

poetix said :

LSWCHP said :

Hey, this sounds cool. Poems, food, wine and books. What more could a bloke ask for?

I’ll put it in the diary. πŸ™‚

Please introduce yourself! Your name here is a little initial rich.

I will, but I’ve always thought that the pronunciation of LSWCHP was obvious. πŸ™‚

Well if you turn up with all guns blazing,Poetix will cotton on in no time.

poetix said :

LSWCHP said :

Hey, this sounds cool. Poems, food, wine and books. What more could a bloke ask for?

I’ll put it in the diary. πŸ™‚

Please introduce yourself! Your name here is a little initial rich.

I will, but I’ve always thought that the pronunciation of LSWCHP was obvious. πŸ™‚

LSWCHP said :

Hey, this sounds cool. Poems, food, wine and books. What more could a bloke ask for?

I’ll put it in the diary. πŸ™‚

Please introduce yourself! Your name here is a little initial rich.

Hey, this sounds cool. Poems, food, wine and books. What more could a bloke ask for?

I’ll put it in the diary. πŸ™‚

AsparagusSyndrome said :

I think I shall never see a tree as lonely as a cloud.
There is another sky that is forever England.
If you can keep your head when all about has o’erbrimm’d their clammy cells.
Then I with mournful dread have drunk the milk of paradise.

Where did I put my tablets…?

Um, I think your tablets were mixed into that milk of paradise. Also:

In Gungahlin did Kubla Khan
A stately cinema decree:
Where blocky tall Macmansions run
Down to the GDE.

AsparagusSyndrome1:22 am 15 Sep 12

I think I shall never see a tree as lonely as a cloud.
There is another sky that is forever England.
If you can keep your head when all about has o’erbrimm’d their clammy cells.
Then I with mournful dread have drunk the milk of paradise.

Where did I put my tablets…?

A lady I met in Sydney this week told me that she really liked Triptych, and that it was a really pretty country town. Nod and smile.

I hope some brave rioters will take the journey with us…into the poetic boonies.

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