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Poetry Night: Reader Response

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Gus Fisher Gallery

74 Shortland Street

Auckland, Auckland 1010

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Poetry Night: Reader Response

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Join for an evening of poetry with a line up of speakers curated by poet, author and playwright Dominic Hoey. Reader Response asks these speakers to respond to various themes and ideas present in Gus Fisher Gallery’s current exhibition happiness is only real when shared. Come along for fresh interpretations and insight through poetic response. Speakers include:

Dominic Hoey

Dominic Hoey is a poet, author, and playwright based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He’s released books, films, rap albums and talked shit on stages around the world. He’s currently hocking his brand new zine Bad Advice for Good People and trying to convince the publishing industry not to be scared of poor people and publish his new novel.

Matilda Clack

Matilda Clack is a second year University student and a member of the 4PM Poetry Collective, who are WORD – The Front Line alumni and Trans Transman Poetry Slam Champions 2019. Her poetry typically centres around utilising personal experience to highlight wider societal issues and the human experience.

Ria Masae

Ria Masae is a writer, spoken word poet, and librarian of Samoan descent, born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her work has been published in literary outlets such as Landfall, takahā, Circulo de Poesia, and Best New Zealand Poems 2017. A collection of her poetry is published in AUP New Poets 7.

Liam Jacobson

Liam’s poems build and voyage dream homes glowing under the under for the ghosts of the grapevine to reomanticise humdrum & reveal the theatrics of noise for peace & growth of the edges & moments of space through handfuls of weathered tongues.

Takunda Muzondiwa

Takunda Muzondiwa is a performance artist, speaker and poet from Zimbabwe. Winner of the 2019 Race and Unity Speech Awards, she has performed across Aotearoa and internationally.

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