25 May 2007




Openmouth Poetry presents a night of hectic and eclectic spoken word and performance poetry in the Blue Room on the 22nd June - featuring Allan Boyd "the Antipoet" and his evil poet friends - in an extravaganza of fat bionic werd action.

Having performed his difficult and acerbic words as featured guest at the Queensland Poetry Festival; the Melbourne Overload Poetry Festival; the Newcastle This Is Not Art Festival, Artrage, PIAF, WA Fringe and just about every art festival and venue in Perth since 1996, the Antipoet says he is in "no mood for a nice lie-down..."

Gathering some of the naughtiest poets in the West, this one-off poetry night at the Blue Room will showcase a diverse range of some 20 plus performative wordmongers for your consumption.

And YOU are invited to be a part of the mess!

Bring a bag of words to sprout in the Open Reading section - or better still, get in the SLAM!

Openmouth Slam: If the night is on fire, teams and individuals will face off in a bizarre poetry battle to the death. Judged by a random panel of audience members, you are invited to participate in this opportunity to hone your skills as a performance poet. Or just rock up and consume a dose of fresh WA Poetry. What is a SLAM?

Music will be supplied by Perth original band MiteyKo, "Perth's best-kept indie secret", with a batch of new songs for your enjoyment from their forthcoming fourth CD. The 'Ko will also provide an improvised guitar/cello backdrop for any poets to deliver their works to music.

Phone 0402 573 580 for more details