Like a true cowboy.

Although I didn’t get this shirt, I will certainly be doing my level best to honour its spirit tonight at Spoken, a new gig being run at the State Library of Queensland as a part of the cafe poets program. 5.30pm for beats and banjo and 6.00pm for unconventional cowboy poetry, and there’s even an open mic.

Three women feature in the line up and strangely enough it’s been a damn long time since I featured on a bill with so many female poets. I’ll be doing a little collaboration of loss and lasses and lassos with the one and only Fern Thompsett, who will be leaving straight afterwards to go rattle her dirty bones with another of her folk/rock/billy talents.

Big night, pilgrims, big night.

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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