On 22 August 2014 the country will celebrate National Poetry Day, and the Living Room of the City is no exception.
Award-winning poets Tim Upperton, Joy Green and Leonel Alvarado along with HauNui Press, Swampthing Magazine and the Palmerston North City Library present an evening of poetry readings, music and mild mayhem – all in the name of National Poetry Day. The launch of the new KETE Series home-grown poetry books is one of the more than 60 events being held around the country to celebrate National Poetry Day. Reading poems from their books, Tim, Joy and Leonel, will recite, excite and reunite audiences all that poetry can offer.
Says event organiser David Lupton, of Palmerston North-based boutique publisher HauNui Press: ‘We are most grateful to have been one of the first recipients of funds from the local Earle Creativity and Development Trust. They were the first to invest in the project, and we’ve had many more since then join us in helping make these books a reality. We’ve come to think of our approach to book-making as ‘slow publishing’! Along the lines of the ‘slow food’ movement, slow publishing looks to support our local economy by using suppliers in our backyard and respecting the relationship side of transactions, kind of like the way local markets support gate-to-plate dealings between home cooks and growers. For us, it’s the ink-slinger to book-lover connections that are key.’
So, a reminder – Ground Floor 22 August 2014 at 5.30pm. Join us to celebrate National Poetry Day!