Bloody Lips

Canberra, Australia (2013 - Present)

Author Unknown_web_Nina Hagen_So Bad_745606822_wBloody Lips came out of our belief in performed poetry as a medium for dealing Author Unknown_web_lonesome dove_7075406127_o_w2with activism in a non-violent way. Its name comes from the Nietzsche quote, “Of all that is written, I love only what a person has written with his blood.” Its form comes from New York’s Nuyorican Poets Café on the Lower East Side.

Like all good things these spoken word events evoke a mix of whimsy, sorrow and heartache. Alex Moffatt_Global Poetics_MG_8955_wRYUICHI-MARUO_webAlex Moffatt_Global Poetics_MG_9148_w2 Bloody Lips is hosted predominantly in the Monster kitchen and bar.

Project NameBloody Lips
Project TypeSpoken word (poetry) event
Project TeamTo entertain and make us think
Scope6 poets; 120 attendees
StatusBiannual