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August is… westerly winds, QPF & The Ekka

It’s August, and in Brisbane that is synonymous with westerly winds, QLD Poetry Festival and of course the Ekka.

We (Sheish Money & myself) kicked off our run of 10 days straight performing at The Ekka this evening. I was also recently commissioned to write several haiku in response to a series of photographs (some from the 1920’s and some contemporary shots) for an exhibition.

Here’s a few of the poems that will be diplayed. Hope to post some photos of the display here real soon.

 

                                 rooster’s yellow beak opens the morning

 

                                                           at dusk
                                                           pink and blue clouds
                                                           of fairy floss

      

                                              riding the ferris wheel
                                                                          my head
                                                                          full of sky

 

So if you are planning a trip to The Ekka, make sure you stop in and see us perform at The International Food Hall Stage from 5pm – 5:30pm daily.

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Queensland Poetry Festival 2009 – check out this line up!

Well Queensland Poetry Festival 2009 is just a couple of months away now (August 21, 22, 23) and the line up has recently been uploaded to their website.

As always, QPF is not afraid to mix things up, incorporating, contemporary, hip-hop, spoken word, lyrics, film, bush, haiku and performance.

So make sure this year’s festival dates are in your diary… ink them in and prepare for three hot days of poetry.

You can check out details of all the artists here.

And I will be featuring many of the artists here on Another Lost Shark in the coming weeks.

Now… just to get you salivating, here is a great clip of AF Harrold, performing his poem Cats Are Better Than Fish.

Hope that put a smile on your face this beautiful Saturday morning!

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