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Feature poets

On the 2nd & 4th

Sunday

of the month

at 2pm

 

42 Albert Street

Footscray

West Word poetry has a different feature poet at every session. We pay our features through our book raffle. All proceeds from the raffle go to the feature poet on the day.

 

Many wonderful new and second-hand books are donated to West Word poetry every year, which can be won by those people who choose, on the day, to enter the book raffle and fund the feature poet.

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poets featuring in 2017...

West Word Poetry is asking for a FUME REDUCTION POLICY in our poetry space, this does not extend to the bar or any other space in the Dancing Dog Cafe, nor is it the cafe policy, it is simply for the poetry event, simply understanding a complex social environmental issue, human rights issue and doing something proactive about it, because poets are foreward thinking, and sensitive to the needs of people who are vulnerable/ being harmed. For people to not use perfumes & colognes, or heavy use of spray deodorants. While the space has an open door, it can get congested and cause suffering to those who have had over-exposure to these substances, or conditions like cancer. 38% of the population suffer from the extensive use of petroleum-based substances that are brought in by personal scent products. Substances such are propylene glycol, in these products are carcinogenic, harm asthmatics and people with sensitivities/ allergies, and do need to be banned, however bureaucracy can take a while.

July 23rd      Hamish Danks Brown

 

aka Danksta Downunder is shocked to learn that he is in his sexagenary year. He is currently working on a new poetry collection titled 'Sifting Through Poembers' to be published before he himself is remaindered. He settled in Melbourne last year after travelling and performing in North America, Europe and Asia.

 

As well as 'emceeing' at Bar Oussou, he is involved with Slamalamadingdong, and performs frequently at various poetry events and networks about poetry and spoken word via the social media.  His beard recently went AWOL while on stage, whereabouts as yet unknown, which may mean a search expedition at some time in the future yet to be determined.

 

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(Cover photo by Brendan Bonsack)

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July 9th

July 23rd

August 13th

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September 10th

September 24th

October 8th

October 22nd

November 12th

November 26th

December 10th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More feature poets

for

2017

Rob Cairns

Duff

Laura Fisher

Anna Forsyth

Lisa McLean

Viki Mealings

Gabrielle Everall

Fraser McKay

Gemma White

John Mckelvie

Yvette Stubbs

Hamish Danks Brown

Loran Steinberg

Brendan Bonsack

Jen Jewel Brown

Elizabeth Nkere

TBA

Sandy Jeffs

TBA

TBA

Rhonda Crisp

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 14th

Feb 28th

March 13th

March  27th

April 10th

April 24th

May 8th   

May 22nd 

June 12th

June 26th

July 10th

July 24th

August 14th

August 28th

September 11th

September 25th

October 9th

October 23rd

November 13th

November 27th

December 11th

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronwen Manger

Will Beale

Emily Polites

Alison Croggon

Jez PA Speelman

Cam Black

Anna Fern

Sean M Whelan

Viki Mealings

Hamish Danks Brown

Paul Mitchell

Gabrielle Everall

Joe Dolce

Di Cousens

Petr Malapanis

Jade Pisani

Claire Gaskin

Rikki Livermore

Pauline Brooks

Lily Chan

Emilie Zoey Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poets featured in 2016