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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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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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Award winning Perth poet prepares epic 24 hour performance

Award winning Perth poet prepares epic 24 hour performance

Perth poet Scott-Patrick Mitchell, winner of the Creatix Poetry Award, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to support a new experimental performance at Newcastle’s Crack Theatre Festival. Mitchell, who had submitted his poem to Creatix for publishing, did not realise he was entering his work for a prestigious award – and was surprised to discover he […]

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Perth’s 24 hour poet people

Perth’s 24 hour poet people

Scott-Patrick Mitchell has signed himself up for a challenge. The performance poet is heading to Crack Theatre Festival in Newcastle in early October where he’s agreed to perform a 24 hour long improvisational work. While this will be Mitchell’s longest ever live performance he’s not sure what his current record is. “I remember back when […]

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OUTspoken at the Perth Poetry Festival

OUTspoken at the Perth Poetry Festival

The 2015 Perth Poetry Festival is on this weekend including artists from around Australia and South East Asia. The four day festival at the Northbridge Piazza Community Centre will feature poetry slams, workshops, readings and discussion circles. This year marks the first year that OUTspoken, a queer Perth performance poetry group, will be attending the […]

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Disney Poetry Challenge at OUTspoken

Disney Poetry Challenge at OUTspoken

Perth’s coolest underground event ‘OUTspoken’ is setting an extra challenge for it’s next gathering. The queer poetry night has challenged it’s poets to include a ‘Disney’ word in their poems at their next meeting on Thursday April 24th. The fortnightly event sees aspiring poets sharing their latest writing in a friendly and supportive environment at […]

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Queer Poetry Night Launched

Queer Poetry Night Launched

Perth’s queer community has a new event to add to it’s social calendar, OUTspoken is a LGBTQIA themed poetry night that will be launched at The Sparrow’s Nest in Victoria Park this week. “It’s something different for the Perth LGBTQIA community,” said Lara Wolinski from The Sparrow’s Nest. “I think a lot of people have […]

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Dear Straight People

Take a look at this cool video of poet Denise Frohman who won the Women of the World Poetry Slam in March. The 6th annual competition was held in Minneapolis and Frohman, who is a well know street poet in Philadelphia, took out the top prize. In the last few days the video has become […]

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Scott-Patrick Mitchell’s New Collection

Scott-Patrick Mitchell’s New Collection

Local writer and OUTinPerth contributor Scott-Patrick Mitchell is releasing his new collection of poetry this month. We asked SPM what he’d learned, what to expect from the new collection and why he’s quoting Alexis Jordan. How many books have you had now? It’s interesting I still haven’t released a proper book, this is still a […]

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