SpeedPoets gets Primitive

Sundays are for celebrating and today I am shining my shoes in anticipation, as at 2pm Brisbane legends, primitive motion will be dropping their casiotone grooves on the SpeedPoets audience. Described as playing, ‘disposable snippets of flayed cosmology’, primitive motion, rumble and shake in the coolest possible way and to take things into the realm of ‘the ridiculously good’, Nathan Shepherdson will be joining Leighton Craig & Sandra Selig on stage, for a one-off collaborative live jam.

If you are not familiar with Nathan’s work, here’s a snippet of his brilliance:

↓     the venom prays to its simplicity as it kills you
    sets clouds loose under your softening fingernails
    producing the type of smile drawn on a tree with a knife
    you have more than one enemy
    and i am more than one of them

read the full poem – words coat the object – in issue #7 of foam:e

And here’s a little primitive motion to get your Sunday moving:

And if that’s not enough, winner of this year’s Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem, Rachael Briggs, will also be hitting the mic for her first Brisbane feature set.

So come on down, bring a poem for the Open Mic… get primitive!

SpeedPoets – 2pm to 5pm – Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City) – Entry is gold coin donation



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2 responses to “SpeedPoets gets Primitive

  1. just discovered the power of spoken word poetry recently – and there are so many possibilities to get poetic beyond the written word – that’s just awesome…enjoyed the video – really cool performance

  2. Wow. Nathan S – what an intellect. x

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