Saturday 29th October, Ben Riddle + open-mike at The Moon & on Zoom

This Saturday 29th October we have fabulous poet Ben Riddle and open-mike at Perth Poetry Club, VIA ZOOM and at The Moon Café.

Indie darling Ben Riddle has been writing and publishing poetry for some ten years now, and performing words on stage for eight.  Having graduated with a BA from the University of Western Australia, and completed postgraduate studies at Deakin University, Ben Riddle wrote and toured his original show "The Cripple Who Is Whole" in 2016.  The recipient of the 2014 Fred Wm. Simpson Prize for English Verse, Riddle has performed stages on both sides of Australia and in Singapore, and last year rereleased The Cripple Who Is Whole to an international audience.  His sophomore collection "Suburbia" is due out later this year.

We also came across this poem of his on a UWA website:

    Closed by cold hearts
    for the sake of efficiency
    at the cost of conscience;
    the warehouses and factories stay
    haunted, teeming with ghosts trapped by
    foreclosure signs
    boarded windows
    and the chilling realisation
    that there is nowhere else to go
If you knew Ben’s true surname you would say it is a riddle.  Suspicion is that Ben Riddle would still have a hard time being a candidate for Federal Parliament these days or perhaps not.  See and hear for yourself this Saturday 2pm-4pm at The Moon Café and Zoom.  Open-mike as always, according to the Speaker of the House.

The venue is The Moon Café, 323 William St, Northbridge and on ZOOM.

Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Hybrid Live and Zoom meeting from The Moon Cafe.

                             this Saturday, 29th October 2022    2:00pm to 4:00pm Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

                                  Ben Riddle + open-mike

                                       Join Zoom Meeting:

You will have to wait for Zoom to do its thing.  You will need to be let into the meeting from the Waiting Room.  Please be patient.  It may not work straight away.  Try again. If that fails email Elio on

The next few weeks we have the following features:

  29-Oct-22    Ben Riddle + open-mike

    5-Nov-22    Launch of Glen Phillips’ Slings and Arrows 6, with Colin Young & Coral Carter + open-mike

  12-Nov-22   Tammie Winnett + Cam Knight (Vic) + Judith Ann + open-mike

  19-Nov-22   Launch of Brushstrokes III, with TBC (Joint PPC / WA Poets event) + open-mike

  26-Nov-22   Federico Favali (Italy) + open-mike …

All with open-mike, not to be missed