Last Tuesday I had the exciting opportunity to co-host the Percy Shelley Poetry Slam alongside Santo Cazzati and Dexter’s in Clifton Hill. As part of that, I performed the above poem inspired by free speech activist, Mario Savio.
The night was amazing, full of left-wing political poetry in front of a packed and excited audience. We also launched a dual EP, Duel Power with tracks by both me and Santo Cazzati. Both the slam and the CD were part of a fundraiser for the Marxism 2012 conference taking place this Easter, where Santo will be performing the poetry of Pablo Neruda.
The next gig I’m doing is for the first ever Keep Left, a new left-wing arts event. That’ll be at the Noise Bar, Brunswick, on March 24 from 6pm.