International Page and Stage presents “From Opposite Ends of the Earth 2” – Poetry and Spoken Word from Northern Ireland and internationally.
This event will take place on Zoom and Facebook Live and will start at 10.30am in Northern Irelandand Scotland, 6.30pm in Singapore and 9.30pm in New Zealand.on Sunday 12th September.
The poets and spoken word artists on this events are:
From Northern Ireland: David Braziel
David Braziel is a Poet, writer and spoken word performer.Three times winner of the Belfast Book Festival Poetry Slam and a regional and national finalist in the All Ireland Poetry Slam. David has hosted and performed shows at the Lingo Festival in Dublin and on the “Live from the Sunflower” comedy showcase broadcast on BBC Radio. In 2015 David supported spoken word artist Polar Bear at the Aspects Festival in Bangor. David’s first collection of poems “I Am Not a Poet – And Other Poems” was published in 2015 and his one-person show “Too Big for Words” was performed in Belfast in 2017.
From New Zealand: Shane Hollands’ Moebus
Shane is a veteran of the New Zealand performance poetry scene. He is well known for his innovative work with music of differing genres from Jazz, Electronica, Rock, to Metal and his efforts to give other poets a platform to perform. He established the performance theatre poetry troupe The Literatti, The national annual celebration of beat poetry The Kerouac Effect and regularly tours New Zealand with his band Freaky Meat. Shane is the current president of The New Zealand Poetry Society.
From New Zealand: Miriam Barr
Miriam Barr is a poet and performer with a long history of collaboration with musicians, visual artists, film-makers and other poets. Her work has appeared in publications like Landfall, Brief, Takahe, JAAM, Wild Honey: Reading NZ Women’s Poetry, and her own collection Bullet Hole Riddle (Steele Roberts Aotearoa, 2014). She has been a Poetry Idol slam champion, winner of the people’s choice award at The Bowery Poetry Club’s open mic in NYC, feature poet at Girls on Key in Melbourne, two time winner of best collaboration for the Metonymy Project, creative director of a local performance poetry group, the coordinator of NZ’s National Poetry Day, and editor of a monthly poetry zine that was distributed globally by a network of volunteers from 2007-2011. More recently Miriam has been focused on creating poetry object art in the form of book boxes, and her day job as a psychologist, but every now and again still pops up on stage to perform her work. www.miriambarr.co
From Singapore: Yong Shu Hoong
Born in Singapore, Yong Shu Hoong has authored six poetry collections. Frottage (2005) and The Viewing Party (2013) both won the Singapore Literature Prize (SLP), while his latest collection, Right of the Soil (2018), was shortlisted for SLP 2020. He is one of the four co-authors of The Adopted: Stories from Angkor (2015) and Lost Bodies: Poems Between Portugal and Home (2016).
From Scotland: Texture
Drawing on imagery from ancient mythologies and apocalyptic futures to craft vivid and menacing polemics that would make Adam Curtis blush, Texture is one of Scotland’s most prolific underground writers, rappers and performers.
From Ireland: Damien Donnelly