On the 2nd & 4th
of the month
42 Albert Street
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.
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 forward thinking, and sensitive to the needs of people who are vulnerable/ being harmed.
People are 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.
West Word poetry
open mic themes & poets featuring in 2018...
July 22nd Laundry Man
Laundry Man aka Jakob Boyd is a performance poet, visual artist and gigmaker from Perth. Raised by an activist and a poet in Perth’s radical counter-culture art scene of the 90’s and 00’s, Laundry Man has appeared at events, shows and festivals in Perth and around Australia including at NYWF, High Tide Fremantle, Southbound, FRINGE WORLD 2018, Perth Poetry Festival, HaXa House and on RTRFM’s Burn The Airwaves. He’s organised and co-run a myriad of diy events and projects including Dirtymouth Music and Poetry, Perth Slam, Spoken Word Perth, Sound Paper, Department of Poetry and a variety of illegal music parties. Boyd has performed and recorded spoken word with local musicians including in the band ‘Blowjobs & Growth’ and has been published in Cordite 52, Street Light Press #12, OUTinPerth and by Mulla Mulla Press.
Laundry Man’s first poetry collection ‘City Without Stories’ comes out through Indifference Publications in late 2018.
Photography by Michael Reynolds
More feature poets
Laundry Man aka Jakob Boyd
Hamish Danks Brown
Found & Sound
Jake Blatchly & Max Voice
Jen Jewel Brown
Marty vs Smarty
Poets featured in 2017
Poets featured in 2016
Jez PA Speelman
Sean M Whelan
Hamish Danks Brown
Emilie Zoey Baker