Canterbury poets shine at festival

I mentioned in the nightly wrap-up how wonderful the Poetry Live reading was and wanted to share some of the highlights in an audio clip:

Alison Wong, Ian Wedde, Bernadette Hall, Jessica Le Bas, Ben Brown, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman and Alicia Sometimes are all mightily talented, and this powerhouse performance has been one of the stand-out sessions of the festival for me.

Ben Brown gets special mention – a stylish and assured performance that had real zing. Seek out these poets and buy their work!

3 thoughts on “Canterbury poets shine at festival

  1. HelenL 16 May 2010 / 11:28 am

    Christchurch residents have just missed the Canterbury Poets’ regular autumn season of poetry reading at the Madras Cafe Bookshop, but the Catalyst (Literary Journal) Open Mic runs on the first Wednesday of evey month, from 8 pm at Al’s Bar on Dundas Street–and poets such as Ben Brown are those who may be encountered there.

  2. Claire 17 May 2010 / 6:55 pm

    Sadly, the audio clip with this comes up with ‘file not found’. Is it possible for you to relink this?

    FANTASTIC festival coverage, by the way.

    • richard 17 May 2010 / 9:40 pm

      Hi Claire – thanks for your comments. I’ve fixed that file now – well spotted.

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