Join for an evening of poetry with a line-up of speakers curated by poet, author and playwright Dominic Hoey. Reader Response asks these speakers to respond to various themes and ideas present in Gus Fisher Gallery’s current exhibition happiness is only real when shared. Come along for fresh interpretations and insight through poetic response. Speakers include:

Dominic Hoey
Dominic Hoey is a poet, author, and playwright based in Tāmaki Makaurau. He’s released books, films, rap albums and talked trash on stages around the world. He’s currently hocking his brand new zine Bad Advice for Good People and trying to convince the publishing industry not to be scared of poor people and publish his new novel. 

Matilda Clack
Matilda Clack is a second year University student and a member of the 4PM Poetry Collective, who are WORD – The Front Line alumni and Trans Transman Poetry Slam Champions 2019. Her poetry typically centres around utilising personal experience to highlight wider societal issues and the human experience.

Ria Masae
Ria Masae is a writer, spoken word poet, and librarian of Samoan descent, born and raised in Tāmaki Makaurau. Her work has been published in literary outlets such as Landfall, takahā, Circulo de Poesia, and Best New Zealand Poems 2017. A collection of her poetry is published in AUP New Poets 7.

Liam Jacobson
Liam’s poems build and voyage dream homes glowing under the underground for the ghosts of the grapevine to romanticise humdrum & reveal the theatrics of noise for peace & growth of the edges & moments of space through handfuls of weathered tongues.

Takunda Muzondiwa
Takunda Muzondiwa is a performance artist, speaker and winner of the 2019 Race and Unity Speech Awards. Through spoken word, Takunda expresses the importance of identity as a tool for both self-empowerment and for the betterment of one’s own community.

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Last updated: 18 April 2021