Too Stubborn To Die: the vid…

On 27th May, Paroxysm Press hosted a mighty fine show of spoken word performances at Jive in celebration of staying alive and active for a surprisingly long time. Here is a vid sampling the best of the night. It’s about 20 minutes long, but all quality.

Featuring, in order, Ben Kearvell, Jason Smith, Chiara Gabrieli, Michael Hier, Red Kelly, Kerryn Tredrea, Nico, Kami McInnes and Alison Bennett, all held together by Daniel Watson.

More cuts to come…. [language warning!!]

Too Stubborn To Die: Paroxysm Press at Jive, 27th May 2017 from Ian Gibbins on Vimeo.

Hangover at Spoke N Slurred ( Daniel Watson )

Sunday, May 28 at 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Brick City Bar
73 Grenfell Street, Adelaide

After the mass-madness of ‘Too Stubborn To Die’ join us for the HANGOVER.

One crusty evening of hangovers and hair-of-the-dog.

Featuring flash fiction and short fiction from Paroxysm Press publisher DANIEL WATSON.

It’s our regular Spoke N Slurred (now at The Brick City Bar). And hey – not everyone can make it to Jive on Saturday night. OR see both gigs in a weekend of wild. Be inspired by Saturday night then join us here on the open mic and show us what you’ve got.



Click here for more details and a map.

Too Stubborn To Die

Saturday 27th May
7:30 – 11:00 pm

181 Hindley Street, Adelaide

$10, 18+


Since 1998 Paroxysm Press has been hammering out the words in print and on the mic.

There have been more authors and artists than we can count – many no longer with us on this big, beautiful brewery we call Earth.

Now witness everyone from old schoolers (including two ’98 originals) right up to a crop of cocky ‘kids’ who’ve been killing it on the mic around Adelaide in recent years.


MC Daniel Watson

Prepare to be entertained, surprised and probably offended. This one is the shit. Don’t miss out.

At 11:30 stay on to see Gosh! live.

Click here for more info.

Paroxysm Spoken Word at “A Day of Clarity”

Saturday 20th May, 2017!

Clarity Records present A Day of Clarity with a massive line-up of bands as well as a Paroxysm Press Spoken Word session featuring Kami / Alison Bennett / Wallis Prophet / Matthew R. Davis / Ashlee Karlar with MC Daniel Watson. It will be hot!!

The Paroxysm Press Co will be doing two spoken word sets between 9pm and 11pm at the upstairs stage, The Crown and Anchor.

What a sweet line-up!!

Click here for the event facebook page.

Click here for the full time-table for the day.

Coming up: Paroxysm Press HAMMERS the live spoken word mic…

Paroxysm Press is supporting a range of hot spoken word gigs during April and May!!

Sunday 30th April:
Lewis-Alan Trathen (Sydney) @ Spoke N Slurred at The Brick City bar. Click here for details.

Saturday May 20th:
Paroxysm Press group guest spot again at this year’s multi-venue music-fest ‘A Day of Clarity’. Click here for the line-up. Venue TBA.

Saturday May 27th:
‘Too Stubborn To Die’. A massive gig with ten spoken word artists at Jive Nightclub. Line-up TBA.

Sunday May 27th:
‘The Hangover’ @ Spoke N Slurred, featuring spoken word and ‘flash fiction’ from a likely very ill ‘Publisher’.

Stay tuned for more details…

Alison Bennett fanging it at SnS!!

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Alison Bennett absolutely fanged it at Spoke N Slurred on 26th February in the company of plenty more hot poets at The Coffee Pot.

Alison Bennett at Spoke N Slurred, 26th February @ The Coffee Pot

Alison Bennett exploded on to the local scene by taking out the SA Final of the Australian Poetry Slam before heading off to compete at the Nationals in the Sydney Opera House.

We want her to become a Paroxysm live regular and we’re starting… now.

The Coffee Pot, 27 Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Sunday 26th February, 5:00pm – 9:00pm.

I’m not gonna lay you out a bio here. It’s simple. She kicks arse. You want to see her live on the mic. You want to be her but you can’t coz she’s better than you. This gig is gonna be a tour de force.

And now even more… Anisa Nandaula is an 18 year old up coming spoken word poet. She is the current Queensland slam poetry champion and a runner up for the National Australian slam poetry finals. Her political poetry focuses on not only highlighting social issues but educating and engaging people to have difficult discussions on these issues. Anisa is one of the lead organisers for poetry organisation Voices of Colour and aims to elevate the voices of people of colour in the poetry scene. Click here to see her in action.

And of course…

open mic
raffle prizes
$5 beers

Click here for more info.