First Skeeze, the first in a three part experimental poetry series.

First Skeeze, the first in a three part experimental poetry series at Studio 6, Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Tuesday 26th July, 7pm – 8.30pm
Performing: Billy Dante, David Hynes, Róisín Power Hackett, Daniel Wade

Skeeze, is a word used by James Joyce in Ulysses, meaning ‘to ogle’

The word has since developed more voyeuristic and sexual overtones. Skeeze is the starting point for this experimental poetry series, drawing attention to the voyeurism of the audience’s gaze. Rather than focusing on the performersSkeeze will turn the gaze towards the audience.The poetry at Skeeze will be both experimental and leaning towards the traditional. Poetry that crosses the boundary into live art and theatre. Poetry that uses visual as well as aural elements. Cut-up poetry or comic poetry that actively engages with the audience will be performed. Skeeze aims to challenge the audiences preconceived idea about what poetry can be.

In Third Skeeze, which will take place in September, the gaze of the audience will be turned upon themselves, in an open mic that the audience are invited to participate in – perform their own work or the work of their favourite writer. Following the open mic performances, there will be a discussion about experimental poetry, what are its parameters? How does the audience feel about it? How does the general public feel about art that takes them out of their comfort zone and is not immediately understandable in the usual sense? This discussion will be chaired by Róisín Power Hackett and Ruth Kerr, the organisers of the series. They will come armed with some questions to kick off the conversation, as well as some poetry books to accommodate anyone who fancies participating.

Second Skeeze, Monday 29th August, 7pm – 8.30pm
Performing: Suzanne Walsh, Sean Ruane, Sue Rainsford, Caoimhe Lavelle

Third Skeeze, DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED – Open mic & experimental poetry discussion. Please e-mail for more information on open mic event.