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SpeedPoets October Feature: Rachael Briggs

One of the features at the October gig is recent recipient of the 2011 Arts QLD Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem, Rachael Briggs.

Rachael was born in upstate New York (the part with cows, not the part with skyscrapers) but is now a proud Australian who lives in West End.  She uses poetry as a way to unwind from her day job writing philosophy (which involves more squiggly symbols than you might expect). She has not yet discovered the meaning of life.

Here is a recent poem from Rachael:

Evening Falls over Fig Tree Pocket

Cockatoo flock squawks!
The pillow sky bursts, spilling
white and gold feathers.

Fruit bat night swoops in,
sucks blue from the horizon,
spits out a pale pulp.

Lorikeet sunset
pokes its orange beak between
callistemon clouds.

Fat brushtail tiptoes
down electric wires, hissing
needle-tooth static.

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SpeedPoets will also feature multi-award winning QLD poet, Nathan Shepherdson and one of Brisbane’s true musical innovators, Leighton Craig. And to make it that little bit extra special, Nathan and Leighton will be joining forces in a one-off collaboration just for you, the SpeedPoets audience!

There will also be the regular rumblings of SpeedPoets engine, Sheish Money and your chance to hit the stage in Brisbane’s hottest Open Mic Section.

Don’t miss it!

Where: Brew, Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City
Date: Sunday October 2
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Entry: Gold Coin Donation

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SpeedPoets, Sunday October 2

SpeedPoets is back for its second-last gig for the year at Brew and there are many reasons to celebrate!

The first reason is that there are three features hitting the stage as part of the October gig

The second reason is that the features are recent winner of the Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem, Rachael Briggs, multi-award winning QLD poet, Nathan Shepherdson and one of Brisbane’s true musical innovators, Leighton Craig. Pretty special huh!

The third reason is that Nathan Shepherdson and Leighton Craig will be joining forces in a special one-off collaboration just for you, the SpeedPoets audience!

And of course the fourth and final reason to celebrate is that the sounds of Sheish Money will be echoing in the lush surrounds of Brew and you, yes you, can hit the mic and let your poem out in the Open Mic Section.

Our tenth year has been a big one, so make sure you are there to ride the wave home.

Where: Brew, Lower Burnett Lane, Brisbane City
Date: Sunday October 2
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Entry: Gold Coin Donation

And for those of you who are yet to experience the new home at Brew, here’s a map to help you find your way!

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