Poetica is a place for poets, poetry lovers, wordsmiths, singer-songwriters, artists, musicians and kindred folk who appreciate words, community and the arts as vital ingredients for thriving humans.
Poetica started in September 2017 at Gertrude and Alice Bookstorein Bondi Beach, Sydney. What started as a very intimate night for about 40 people has now blossomed into a growing community of hundreds who now meet monthly at Bondi Bowling Club for open mic nights and on other occasions for tribute nights. There is now also a sunrise poets group who meet monthly in Bondi to listen to poetry and write original poetry.
Poetica is first and foremost a night for wordmsithing. We want to hear your words. Poets are invited to participate by putting their name in the hat to perform or read their poetry in an open mic style format. 3 minutes is the max and all words must be original. Poets are also able to bring an instrument and perform. Each month we have a feature poet who has an extended session showcasing their poetry and their craft. We also have a singer-songwriter as a feature for the night. This person or act has the opportunity to perform for a set.
The Poetica community is a diverse community of people. We welcome all.