Posts Tagged ‘Open Mic Night’

Thanks to everyone who came along and shared their protest poems at the Poetic (in)Justice Open Mic Night. We had everything from war poems to James K Baxter’s commentary on mixed flatting.  It was moving, thought-provoking and, at times, funny, and it all helped us highlight International PEN Day of the Imprisoned Writer. Read more about PEN […]


If you happen to be in the Edinburgh of the South this week, join us on Wednesday, November 17 at the Robbie Burns Pub on George Street, Dunedin. Our very own Liz Breslin will be the featured reader at the Open Mic session, and she’d love some home town support.


Been a while since you had the chance to stick it to the man? Come along on Monday, 15 November for our Poetic (in)Justice Open Mic night. Readers are invited to read their favourite protest poem – any era, and topic, any author. Go on, get the crowd fired up! This will be followed by […]


Thanks to all who joined us for our one year anniversary celebration last night. We were treated to readings of several of our Best Poem winners from the past 12 months, as well as a recital of a chained hay(na)ku, created collaboratively on the night. Read more about chained hay(na)ku here. Congratulations to Annabel Wilson who […]


Further to our post “Poetic Justice Gets Physical” (below), it has come to light that a digital recorder was in operation on the night. After several attempts, Laura has officially uploaded her first video to YouTube. Click on the link below to view the results (she’d embed the thing, but she can’t figure out how). […]


Special invitation for any Wanaka Poetess who may be in Dunedin next week:    UPFRONT: CELEBRATING WOMEN POETS Open Mic, plus Guest Reader: FIONA FARRELL Wednesday 6 October, 7 pm in the Dunningham Suite at the City Library.   This will be an exciting evening, showcasing the strength and diversity of female poetic voices in our […]


It was a Poetic Justice first. Last week, our top two poets, Curly and Simon, tied for Best Poem and no amount of counting second or third place votes seemed to resolve the issue. The solution? An arm wrestle of course. The record books will show that Curly won the bottle of Olssens Jackson Barry […]