Miriam Barr is a poet who performs her work and has a long history of collaboration with musicians, visual artists, and other poets. Her poems have been published in places like Landfall, Takahe, Brief, JAAM and Sweet Mammalian. Her collection Bullet Hole Riddle was published by Steele Roberts in 2014 and has been described by reviewers as “brave” and “perfectly formed”. Her work has featured in academic texts, art galleries, and on stages in NZ and abroad. She has been a Poetry Live! MC, editor of a free poetry zine called Side Stream, a Poetry Idol slam champion, winner of People’s Choice at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York, creative director of theatre-poetry group The Literatti, facilitator of many workshops, guerrilla poetry instigator, and the co-ordinator of New Zealand’s National Poetry Day. Recently Miriam took part in the group show, visualis, at the NZ Poetry Conference and Festival.

Freaky Meat combine elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock and Metal with beat-speak vocal styles inspired by Jack Kerouac, Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart and you get Auckland-based Beatspeak Innovators: Freaky Meat. Their performance will captivate you with mesmerising narratives of the life, travels and the strange experiences of front man, beat poet Shane Hollands, drawing from his adventures both real and visionary.www.freakymeat.co.nz

Open Mic: all welcome to read/perform

Koha entry

MCs Rachael & Simone

NB Next week is our last Poetry Live! of the year with guest musician,
Emma Kahu Orion Walter and Open Mic all night long….

Poetry Live: 37 years and still strong
Every Tuesday night at the Thirsty Dog on K Road.
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