Duelling poets?

Matt Moore made an offer on his blog the other day.

I have another life. A few times a month I stand up and do performance poetry in various pubs & cafes around Sydney. Sometimes the punters love it. Sometimes you could hear a pin drop in the pained silence. Thems the breaks. I’ve been doing this for a year and I’d like to broaden my horizons.

Would you like a poem written for you?

Yes. You.

This is a crazy notion so of course I accepted. A couple of Skype calls later and Matt is crafting something around a personal bugbear of mine. The quid pro quo may be that I have to write one back.

This could be fun.

2 thoughts on “Duelling poets?

  1. Matt Moore

    Johnnie – while I think you could write a damn fine poem in response – how about using a different form of media to express the same idea?

    I love the idea of you doing an interpretative dance piece but you may come up with something different…

  2. Nancy White

    I LOVE this. Pair it with your later post on constraints and improv and whoa, what fun. I look forward to seeing the results of your experiment.

    (And have you seen The Lives of Others?)


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