This Saturday 16th February 2019 we have Daphne Milne + friends for the launch of Daphne’s poetry work The Blue Boob Club, and open-mike.
Daphne Milne‘s first poem was published in a school magazine at the age of ten.
Daphne trained as a painter but had to stop when Breast Cancer treatment prevented her, physically, from painting. She returned to writing and has been published in magazines and anthologies both in print and on line. Her work is informed by her painting and by her time as artist in residence to the Northern Chamber Orchestra.
The Blue Boob Club (BBC) was the result of a competition. Indigo Dreams Press UK run a comp. every year for poets who have not had a pamphlet/collection published. They had around 170 entries of which they chose ten for 2018. The BBC has received critical acclaim.
Daphne also writes short stories, flash fiction and prose poems which vary from the darkly humorous to the vaguely sinister.
Daphne gets very annoyed when people talk about 'a battle with cancer' as she feels it is just something one gets on with and not something to make a fuss about. She is certainly not going to complain about something which has given her a whole new career.
Daphne’s reading from The BBC will be in the first half, and more of her poetry (including The BBC) will be read in the second half by friends:
Leonard James, Yvonne Patterson, Peter Burges, Coral Carter, Ann Gilchrist, Peter Jeffery
plus we will have usual open-mike.
Join us at Perth Poetry Club this Saturday afternoon 2pm - 4pm at the Moon Café, 323 William Street Northbridge to hear Daphne Milne + The Blue Boob Club + Friends.
The next few weeks we have the following features + usual open mike:
16-Feb-19 Daphne Milne & friends + launch of 'The Blue Boob Club' + usual open-mike
23-Feb-19 Mega Open-mike, where everyone is a feature (5minutes max)
2-Mar-19 Peter Burges
9-Mar-19 Woman Scream 2019 (run by WA Poets Inc.)
… All, not to be missed …