In July, Poetry in Motion is thrilled to be bringing you Auckland-based performance poet Shane Hollands.
Shane has been an innovator in the spoken word/performance poetry scene in New Zealand for decades & is instrumental in New Zealand’s poetry-music crossover renaissance.
Shane fronts the jazzbeat poetry-rock band Freaky Meat, who have been credited with ‘Bringing back a sexy form of Beat Poetry at home on the stained streets of Auckland’ (No Magazine). He was one half of the Cellotronics/Beatspeake duo 'Beautiful Losers', and is the creator
As well as being a talented poet, Shane has done great things for the poetry community - he founded Auckland performance poetry collective The Literatti & was Creative Director for the collective’s initial year. He ran the spoken word/music The Dirty Wordz Radio Show on Fleet FM, instigating the ‘Dirty Wordz Live Sessions’ pairing performance poets with live musicians in an improv setting.
Shane has performed throughout New Zealand and his work has been published in Live Lines, Side Stream, & Tongue In Your Ear.
Don't miss this exciting performance! On the community stage will be Travis Cottreau, Lonnard Dean Watkins, Ali Jacs and ?
As always, be there early for a good spot as space is limited.
See you on the fourth of July! Independence themed poems optional, but possibly quite entertaining.