One of the features at the October gig is recent recipient of the 2011 Arts QLD Val Vallis Award for an Unpublished Poem, Rachael Briggs.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.
pokes its orange beak between
Fat brushtail tiptoes
down electric wires, hissing
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