Saturday 7th of May, Luka Buchanan and Niiwebyona Ian Jason (Yaso)!

Luka Buchanan (pictured left) is a nineteen-year-old poet from Leederville. We all have wounds and we all heal in our own ways, and for Luka, poetry is the stitch, spoken word is the needle. Their poetry tackles issues of hurt and healing. When not compulsively reading and writing, they study Film Production and English Literature.

Luka is a regular at Spoken Word Perth, and recently released their first chapbook, How To Fall Apart, available for purchase at Perth Poetry Club.  Luka will be performing a double feature. 

During the gig, we will also be reciting poetry from another young poet, Niiwebyona Ian Jason (Yaso) (pictured right).  Yaso is a law student in fourth year at Makerere University Law School Uganda, passionate about using poetry to cause social change.  He is cofounder of Kelele@Makerere Poetry Society which serves to provide a platform for young and upcoming poets; help them get published and known, raise their profiles and enable them to earn a living out of poetry, music and the arts.

He has been writing poetry since 2010, many poems are unpublished… plans are underway to rectify this.  He has read at different forums about environment, poverty eradication campaigns, and health.  He says “I am a firm believer in the power of the word and hope to use it to revolutionise the poetry movement in Uganda and beyond."

Be part of something different at Perth Poetry Club this Saturday 7th May to see and hear Luka Buchanan and poetry from Niiwebyona Ian Jason (Yaso) at The Moon Café, 323 William Street, Northbridge from 2pm – 4pm.  Open  mike as always.

In following weeks we have:


Allan Padgett


Dylan Thomas Day




Connor Weightman


Vivienne Glance