Hi poetic ppl

Want to introduce yourself? Let us know what you do, how you came across spoken word poetry, across Melbourne Spoken Word, where you often go to gig etc.
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Carl Dunmore
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Hi poetic ppl

Post by Carl Dunmore » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:03 am

Hey guys
congrats Benjamin on getting this up.

I'm Carl Dunmore and do most of my spoken word under the 'Ends of the 'Verse' umbrella (Justine Walsh's baby) out here in the Dandenong rainforest. I don't get into town often to participate in the inner urban scene so thought I'd say hi here. I used to do poetry at the Dan 15 years ago - back in the days when I was also a stand up comedian.

I've specialised in contemporising the otherwise stale and outdated form of Australian literature of the Bushpoem through a Reconciliation project, and created a body of work in a sub-genre I call 'Dreamtime Bushpoems'
This collection of narratives seek to examine and promote Indigenous aspirations using magical realism elements as the driver of whitefella epiphanies as to the various virtues and often underappreciated complexities of Aboriginal culture.

In utilising Indigenous themes and content in my art I've developed a framework to help distinguish between what might constitute , aherm, 'appropriate appropriation' and 'inappropriate appropriation'. I call that framework 'Reverse Assimilation'.

Hit me up if you'd like me to recite at one of your events. Be mindful though that as narratives, I usually require a good 10-15 minutes stagetime. Ciao4Niao

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Re: Hi poetic ppl

Post by benjaminsolah » Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:56 pm

Welcome Carl.

Bar Oussou every second Monday night is also one without a strict time limit.
"...no-holds-barred, passionate..." - Ali Alizadeh | "Here is truly a writer to be reckoned with" - Maxine Beneba Clarke

Benjamin Solah is a spoken word artist, poet, writer and political activist, raised in the western suburbs of Sydney, now based in Melbourne. His performance style ranges from passionate denunciations of the system we live in to absurdist stream-of-consciousness on topics from politicians, to video games and football. His work has appeared on stages, pages, screens, through megaphones, in wrestling rings, including many regular poetry events such as Passionate Tongues and The Dan O'Connell, Cordite Poetry, Overland, the NGV and White Night Melbourne. He is the author of broken bodies, a poetic chapbook on the theme of asylum seekers, and two spoken EPs, Duel Power with Santo Cazzati and The World Doesn't Make Sense.

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