Many thanks for organising everything- I am honoured to be a part of such a diverse group of people who love poetry!
So kind of you and proud to be the part of Printable Reality and with Poems4Peace Project 2014.
It was a wonderful journey and ofcourse YES We might have not achieved THE world peace just yet,, But GENUINE EFFORTS SPEAKS.. Its KARMA as per the mythology..
Obliged and grateful for your presence, timely support and hats off to each brain behind this AND INVOLVED IN IT,,,
Kindly accept my compassionate hugs from India,,
WAITING FOR THE NEXT EVENT AND UPDATES…
regards and prayers
Dr. Rashmi Chandran
Thank you for organising such an enjoyable event, Gus.
All your hard work was much appreciated.
Hello Gus/Printable Reality team
It was a really great launch yesterday and I thoroughly enjoyed myself.
Congratulations to you and others for you excellent organisation.
And thank you Gus for all that you and the terrific Printable Reality team around you are doing for poetry, sustainability, and peace. You are truly an inspiration and I am very honoured to have been part of yesterday’s event.
Hi Gus / Printable Reality
Just wanted to thank you hugely for joining us at the ClimateVote summit in Auckland weekend before last to share your beautiful poetry with everyone. Everyone in the Generation Zero team and who attended really loved your energy and your contribution was massively appreciated =D
By the end of the weekend, the energy felt fantastic and people were eager to get involved with us for the elections. We had about 100 people attending of all ages, and the engagement was of really high quality, thanks in a huge part to you.
I adored the new poem I heard, and would love to keep up dialogue with you, especially as I think about what my life trajectory will look like following university. I also heard some awesome things about your poem following the Summit from participants. You really helped us convey the message that storytelling, heart and art is a powerful way of engaging with people on global issues – often youth can get so lost in the ‘head’ and ‘hands’ of campaigning that they forget the power of emotional connection for change.
Really enjoyed the reading last night! Thanks to you and Laura for putting it all together, and steering so good-humouredly through such a baroque series of open mike’s …
best to all at Printable Reality,
yours, dr Jack Ross
Check out my blog at http://mairangibay.blogspot.com/
Everyone looked so intensely involved in their creative process when I walked past Prema on Saturday. What a great group you had to work with. I hope you enjoyed the afternoon and thank you so much for engaging so well with your group. It was very much appreciated.
I really value your unique contribution to the festivals and will be in touch soon about performance poetry for the Yoga Festival.
Much love from all the Kawaipurapura festival team and many many thanks,
thanks for all your hard work on this great programme. What a gorgeous gathering the other night, and such a treat to hear everyone read too. Lovely place Q theatre, never been there before.
Great to be involved again. It’s really exciting.
It was so good to (finally) see the Lovers Walk last night. Great work!
Good too, to have a copy of your poems from this work, I picked up at Lopdell yesterday.
I am looking forward to attending Pah event tomorrow.
Well done again with Lovers Walk, very much enjoyed.
Congratulations Gus and Siri. What a successful show last night. And so fantastic to see so many people there that are not poetry regulars. You are doing a great job of extending the audience beyond the ‘converts’. Well done, must be a great feeling on the cusp of your trip.
thanx for the entertaining night at the chocolate theatre the other week, i was impressed with the wide variety of work. i’m wondering if you may be interested in letting me perform again at any future events. i was the guy did the t.v poem with guitar. i have oodles of material and have been enjoying the odd spot here and there after a few years of not performing. seems a shame to be walking around with all these words in me noggin and not sharing
Thanks to everyone for such a wonderful experience… especially Gus and Gail for making it all happen! I look forward to when we get to do it again!
Yes, I enjoyed the evening, ‘Aotearoa, Found in Translation’.
I heard some wonderful young people, a very good event.
Startling, innovative show, some challenging work, quite
controversial, so courageous, also some extraordinary lyricism and beauty.
Excellent to see young poets with a chance to read in a theatre with professionals. Rosanna
Raymond’s video sent from the UK so powerful, multi-layered and grand.
This presentation can only get better every year …
Beautiful performance tonight! Made me laugh and cry and marvel…Definitely should film it tomorrow night … would be great to edit together a few samples of the souls moving in this beautiful space.
thanks to all the performers, it is really enjoyable, seriously thought provoking, and above all relevant, a must-see!
Aotearoa works very well… you have woven some special magic, again.
… for Printable Reality’s Aotearoa-Found in Translation. Poems, delivered by poets and a group of young actors, that seemlessly flowed together to unfold the stories of new immigrants to this land. It was a story of identity of peoples from different places living here. The main thing is to know who you are, where you came from (whakapapa) and be comfortable with yourself. Well done to everyone involved.
Gus — this is wonderful! I wan to post and share it but I will wait until I know that is what you’d like. can you send me more details about Insomnia in a Daydream show so I can post those too?
Hi Gus….just seen the video & was very impressed.
Well developed and executed, cant wait to see the show.
Hi Gus – you vanished before I could talk to you last night. I did enjoy my Pumphouse experience – love Sali and Dubtxt. You are a very good interviewer, relaxed and easy. But I HATED the footlights. I feel that poetry is very interactive and not to be able to see the audience was very disconcerting. Particularly on Friday, as we had a small intimate audience, and I would love to have been able to see their body language and so on. I can see if it is a huge house it might be different, but with a small house I do like to see my audience. Perhaps I have been spoiled or ruined at Poetry Live and the pub scene!
Also I really enjoyed The White Wall performance. Felt it went so well with Laurence’s music. Well done, and thanks for inviting me.
Recently I had the pleasure of experiencing an enjoyable evening in which poetry, dance, music, and photo-imaging were fused into an evocative performance. Siri Embla and Gus Simonovic’s “Lovers Walk” relates the real-life story of their meeting, working together, and eventually falling in love, but it goes well beyond storytelling. If we all are indeed “actors on the stage of life” then Siri and Gus have devised a captivating way of sharing their story. It is performance art that is at once personal and universal.
– Ramon Higgins, Thames, New Zealand
The team at Kawai Purapura would like to say thank you and Printable Reality for your invaluable contribution to the International Conference and Festival; you helped to make the event possible and successful by injecting integrity, thoughtfulness, insight and learning into open hearts and minds.
We feel that the event was a success and we’d love to do it all again next year around the end of March, would you like to join us?
Very much enjoyed meeting you and hearing you and other poets reading last night.
Thanks for encouraging Laura to read!
Keep in touch and let us know about future events.
Charlie, and Laura
I really enjoyed your show, it looks great now! My article was “circumcised” massively, was only published today and without the photo (I sent your poster photo)…. editor’s restrictions, nothing I can do… but here it is, anyway.
I sent personal messages to many friends last night, might come again tonight.
Just a quick email to say it was great to meet you at the Library bar event and I enjoyed the evening immensely.
It was the first Printable Reality event I have been to and I am happy to participate more next time.
Great to see you in action Gus, enjoyed the show – thank you!
Hi Gus. Love the photos on FB – they capture the evening really well. It
was a wonderful event; I really enjoyed it, and was very glad I went.
Auckland has replaced Christchurch as my favourite non-Wellington place to
visit in NZ.
Congratulations on your successful programme and the audience was fantastic. Special thanks to Prosad for his kindness.
A very special thanks to Rahul for his kindness.
Thank you once again for giving me the opportunity to be the part of your wonderful evening.
Rani and Rifat
Thanks for organising such a great occasion – which i really really enjoyed.
A splendid mix of poets. My dear book club ladies all enjoyed it also – having come just for a bit of support for me and they were greatly entertained by all of it
Thanks too for inviting me -was good to meet you – after all the emails – and also to meet other poets – the lovely young Michelle B has invited me to read at one of the evenings she is associated with. And i had such a lovely chat during afternoon tea with Peter Bland.
So all good and i hope to see you again at some other poetry gatherings
I am so so so delighted with how show has come together. Outstanding performance, I truly admire both of you. You really DID this GREAT – Printable Reality at its best.
I thank you for the work that i have really enjoyed, and even tho most poems are so well known, tonight you gave them completely new feel
As someone involved in the arts through poetry and music, it has been a priviledge to play at such a beautiful and iconic venue over the last couple of years. Having a blend of the visual arts, written poetry and music is such a great combination and brings in new audiences for all three art forms. The setting is fabulous and to be able to offer compensation to the artists who perform would go a long way in supporting this fantastic venture in the Auckland arts scene that has been going from strength to strength.
Thanks for an exciting event, and richly deserving of a celebration.I thoroughly endorse and congratulate the Pah Homestead readings at the new Wallace Trust Art Gallery. In 2011, the organisers have quickly established the readings as an entertaining and enjoyable literary events which, in the forum of the art gallery, helps compliment the surroundings and offers a stimulating and diverse mix of literary performers. Long may this continue. Auckland, which its rich literary – particularly poetic – depth needs an afternoon weekend literary event of this calibre to help continue to express itself.
Nice to have met you last night at the gallery. Fantastic to see/hear those young writers, wasn’t it?
Thought I’d just touch base. Have looked at your website. Very impressive and one which is very necessary for the continued well-being of poetry in this country. In fact, your enthusiasm for NZ poetry is also terrific – it’s such a small market and it often struggles to keep on its feet.
Keep up the good work.
Dear Gus and Kirsten
Well I was very nervous but I think it went well – I got lots of good feedback so that was nice – now I’m having a well-earned drink!
Thank you for inviting me and the lovely introduction Gus. Hard to believe it’s three years since the three of us met at Siobhan’s Advanced Poetry Workshop (and yes I was in the ‘wrong’ group but it turned out to be the right one of course)
Kirsten I have attached what I read fyi – you’ll both be pleased to know they have all just been accepted for publication – yay!
Any feedback happily received of course – all helps me improve…
I thought it was a good show – nice balance of different things and you filled in very well for Tourettes Gus – audience were definitely engaged. Great setting too.
wonderful & beautiful thank you! a journey that made even me feel like falling in love again!
Lovers Walk was a great success – congratulations, it was very accomplished.
Great show Gus and Siri! Thank YOU!
Thank you for the invitation to the Chocolate Theatre.
It’s great what you’re doing, given opportunities to people to
perform and show their talents and creative work, it’s fantastic!
Ana Maria de Vos
I felt the scenes were really beautiful and had a great finishing touch.
Great to see people inspired to go that extra mile in creativity and individuality. Nice to think that you felt some of it was inspired by the community. I would think the courage it would take to do this would make any other productions you do a stroll in the park.
Hey Gus, been meaning to tell you for a long time that what you and Printable Reality are doing for the Art climate in Auckland is amazing. You are a man that lives and works the dream. I think I have missed so much of the good stuff but hope to catch what’s next.
Aroha to you.
Was fabulous to see your show. I certainly enjoyed the whole experience.
I sooooooo enjoyed the show last night- thank you. I tried to give my congrats to everyone but missed one of the poets (brunette who wore black) and Siri and the wall. It all worked well together I thought. Also, for me, the space worked quite well in its informality showing off the involving mix of poetry, dance, music and visuals very well. The white walls in their simplicity showed off the richness of the works and their meeting points.
Again thank you!
Yours in dance,
Unmasking my enthusiasm
The spaces – broke down my paradigm of noise = action for a moment
Felt like a generation gladly coming undone with the desire to undo obligatory questions to make way for new ones
The sensuality of connections between the actors/poets was evocative and thrilling as was the unabashed content
Lines so good, I found… myself writing them down on my programme in the darkness
Thanks for making the Saturday event @ Pah Homestead so pleasant and thanks too for the ‘picnic’ afterwards.
Thanks, Gus, for being inclusive. I appreciate your asking me to be part of that event and I hope there may be some more in the future. It will keep me writing.
Very best and have a great day,