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Review | Star-Crossed Poetry is full of love

Review | Star-Crossed Poetry is full of love

Star-Crossed Poetry | Paper Mountain / Cheeky Sparrow | til Feb 19th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Oh, love. Like it or loathe it, love is what the world needs right now. Unfortunately, none of us have arms wide enough to wrap this globe in the caring hug it so desperately craves. But we do have […]

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Local queer poet Jesse Oliver wins Australian Poetry Slam

Local queer poet Jesse Oliver wins Australian Poetry Slam

Slam poetry is the competitive art of performance poetry. You could also say it’s the competitive art of being brave and authentic with yourself, of having the audacity to get up on a stage and allow an audience to judge your words, your poem. After all, there is certain amount courage required in revealing the […]

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TransTastic talent showcase returns bigger and better in 2016

TransTastic talent showcase returns bigger and better in 2016

Returning this year after the success of last year’s debut event, TransTastic will be showcasing the talents of local trans* people and taking over Connections Nightclub for a fun, friendly night of music, art, performance, fashion and more. Transmen of WA’s Nick Lawrence, who is producing the event, says TransTastic is all about celebrating trans* […]

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OUTspoken: Local queer talent at Perth Poetry Festival

OUTspoken is returning for a second edition for this year’s Perth Poetry Festival, celebrating incredible local queer talent. Ten authors will be reading at the event, including PFF 2016 feature poets Alex Biddle and Jakob Boyd (pictured), Ben Marchant, Luka Buchanan, Kai Schweizer, Jesse Oliver and MC Scott-Patrick Mitchell. All are welcome to try their […]

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TransTastic Talent Showcase opens Pride with a bang

The TransTastic Talent Showcase is set to make its debut this Pride with a stellar line-up of local trans and gender diverse talent to launch this year’s celebrations. Local personality Isla Rose will be hosting the event, which brings art, comedy, music and performance together for a massive evening of entertainment. The event will open […]

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Perth’s queer poets of the future

Poetry is a peculiar beast. Simultaneously intelligent, difficult, raw, emotional and insightful, it is the bane of most people who had to struggle through it in high school. But those same people probably found some comfort in writing poetry during adolescence, such is the crafts charm. And while said poetry may have never measured up […]

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