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Review | Take the plunge into the Mealy-Mouthed Sea

Review | Take the plunge into the Mealy-Mouthed Sea

  Above The Mealy-Mouthed Sea | The Blue Room Theatre | til Feb 3rd  | ★ ★ ★ ★  Some people attend a Fringe show in the hopes of a good laugh. Others invariably seek out Fringe cringe, or shows that are awkward, either through intent or outright inability. Then there are those of us who look […]

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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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OUTspoken: Get a taste of Perth’s queer poetry showcase

LGBTIQA+ history has a rich rollcall of outspoken poets, individuals who tackled love, language, society, culture and education in revolutionary ways. Such luminaries and icons include Sappho, Oscar Wilde, Gertrude Stein, Allen Ginsberg and Carol Anne Duffy; but these icons all started out as nervous, emerging poets, uncertain of their words, let alone their future […]

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Glitter, Rainbows, Love: Queer Writers Performance Night

Glitter, Rainbows, Love: Queer Writers Performance Night

Head down to the Centre for Stories tonight for a selection of queer writers performing their works with pride. Glitter, Rainbows, Love is presented by The Literary Youth Fest, KickstART Festival and is a part of National Youth Week WA. Local queer poets Maddie Godfrey and Kai Schweizer will be hosting the evening, which is open […]

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L-FRESH The LION, Kucka and Aristophanes at Chevron Festival Gardens

L-FRESH The LION, Kucka and Aristophanes at Chevron Festival Gardens

Aristophanes, Kucka & L-FRESH The LION | Chevron Festival Gardens | ★ ★ ★ Friday night at the Chevron Festival Gardens saw an eclectic triple header with Sydney rapper L-FRESH The LION and local experimental-electronic favourite Kucka opening for Taiwanese internet star, Aristophanes. L-FRESH The LION was the highlight of the night. Despite playing to […]

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Fringe World Review | If My Body Was A Poem

If My Body Was A Poem | Paper Mountain | Until Jan 26 | ★ ★ ★ ★  If my body was a poem, it’d have all the vigour and verve of Maddie Godfrey’s debut Fringe World show, If My Body Was A Poem. In this bold work, Godfrey examines body shaming, body positivity, love, childhood, hope, despair, rape […]

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If my poem was a Fringe show: Maddie Godfrey on glorious healing

The Perth poetry scene has been growing magnificently in the past 18 months, so much so we now have a crop of cool literary talent hitting the national and global scene. Maddie Godfrey is one of these rising stars. At just 21, Godfrey has been a finalist in the Australian Poetry Slam, won a swag […]

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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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Inner Pity Poems launch @ Paper Mountain

Local artist and award-winning poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell is launching his latest chapbook ‘Inner Pity Poems’ tomorrow night at Paper Mountain. Mitchell has made a name for himself on the poetry scene as Senior Poetry Editor for The Poets Without Limits Magazine, and his recent marathon 24-Hour Performance Poem at Newcastle’s Crack Theatre Festival. Inspired by […]

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OUTinPerth Poetry Challenge

OUTinPerth Poetry Challenge

Here’s our challenge, create a poem of your own by using the words and pictures in this issue of OUTinPerth. Cut it up, tear it up, find the letters and words that you need and then stick them into place like a classic ransom note, just like Graeme’s ode to Ricki-Lee at the top of the […]

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