That’s right, SpeedPoets keeps the poetry coming in Brisbane this Saturday, September 1, when they bring the words to Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City) from 2pm.
Joining our interstate feature, Andrew Galan at the mic, will be local lass Trudie Murrell. If you have not had the pleasure of hearing her stretch out into a longer set, then you are in for something special…
Here’s a quick of hit of words to get you excited!
just at the length
of my ear’s reach
a horse has been calling me.
High distant whinnies
speak to the muscles
of my neck, the edge of my
nostrils, raise my chin to the breeze.
How did it find me here, in the suburbs?
Luring me out from the kitchen
to where late summer rain traces
my shoulder blades, pools
at my navel.
I hear hooves on the
bitumen, feel my blood
rise to answer.
Trudie Murrell is a child of the tropics who now lives in Brisbane. Since 1988 she has been writing poetry, plays and short stories. She is also teacher, performer and a parent of three children.
Her poems have been published in The Green Fuse, Macmillan English 9 for the Australian Curriculum, Cordite, SpeedPoets zine and on Another Lost Shark. She’s featured at Black Star’s Words or Whatever, Confit Bistro’s Back Room, Jam Jar and Fresh at the Library and she is a regular reader at Speed Poets open mic.
And don’t forget to come prepared for the Open Mic… only two Call-Back-Poet spots remain, so make sure you bring your best!
Date: Saturday September 1
Location: Brew (Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City)
Time: 2pm – 5:30pm
Entry: Gold Coin Donation