Still untangling the possibilities

Well, Opening Night of QPF 2009 was a stunning display of that strange music we call poetry… as Carol Ann Duffy calls it, the music of being human.

So many highlights… so for those of you who were there, here’s a few moments to help you relive it all and for those of you who weren’t… well here’s a taste of what we experienced.

See you at the festival today… the first bullet of the day, the Small Change Press launch of Half-Hour Country and Dear Rose + a reading by Robert Bos and the skies early stars will reveal the magic of Kent McCarter, Barbara Temperton and Neil Murray. The perfect tonic for your Saturday morning.

 

A short set from AF Harrold

Brilliantly funny, channeling the ghosts of Peter Cook and Spike Milligan, through that Mersey Sound.

 

A short set from Elizabeth Bachinsky from her first book Curios

Punchy and alarming, Bachinsky’s set last night pulled everyone into the often dark world of Valley Girls and Valley Boys.

 

Native Born by Neil Murray

This was a stand out in a set of spoken word and songs from one of Australia’s living legends.

 

Where Shall I Wander by Hinemoana Baker

Words by Hone Tuwhare, music by Hinemoana Baker… she’s got a voice ay!

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