songs for the ordinary mass
A6 36pp ISBN 987-0-9805088-3-3
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Scott-Patrick Mitchell was winner of the 2009 PressPress Chapbook Award.
Scott-Patrick Mitchell is a poet and writer originally from England, now living in Perth. He began studying criminal psychology at Edith Cowan University in 1995 before transferring to poetry and writing in 1998. He then worked as a journalist and performance poet. From 1998 to 2001 he worked with music composer Sarah Collins. Together, they produced and toured nationally with two full length baroque-inspired cabaret shows, SpokenNewWordMusic and [f**king] with your fetish.
In 2002 Scott-Patrick produced plume, a Perth-based street art poetry narrative. This show was transformed into an exhibition, The Plumerian, in which nine artists and four composers responded to the work. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Peter Cowan Writers Centre’s Young Writer in Residence, during which time he worked on The Chaochamber. In 2006 Mitchell was awarded the Vibewire.net Poet in Online Residence by John Kinsella. Kinsella described Mitchell’s work as being ‘sculptural’ and ‘seething from within’. MoTHER [has words…], his award-winning literary street art zine, was launched the following year.
In 2008 Scott-Patrick produced a second street art poetic narrative, The Trickster’s Bible, which appeared at Newcastle’s National Young Writers Festival and the Silver Artrage Festival in Perth. He also appeared in Lines of Wisdom, where young writers interviewed older persons about their life experiences. He became the editor of ‘COTTONMOUTH’, the zine component of monthly spoken word night Cottonmouth. In 2009 he will be one of the editors of The Cottonmouth Anthology.
Also in 2009, Scott-Patrick’s Dada-inspired found poems, The Aesthetics of Library Science, will be published by Puncher & Wattman, in the book 4in1. He will also appear in Remix My Lit’s Through The Clock Workings, the first world’s first anthology of remixed literature, as well as an upcoming international anthology Red Leaves. Scott-Patrick appeared as a featured panelist at Melbourne’s Emerging Writers Festival, where he was invited to present a paper on his collection The Trickster’s Bible. His appearance was such a success he has been invited to appear again at the 2010 EWF and was offered a position on the committee.
His work has been published in such journals as Egg (Poetry), still, woodwork, ISO Magazine, Westerly, SOUP, Nanoworks, The Ponies and The Word is Out, and online at viberwire.net, concretedialogues.org.au¸ Creatix and The Smoking Poet. His work has been published in such anthologies as neoteric, Interactive Geographies, naked eye and Poetry Creations.
He works as a journalist and writer for gay and lesbian news publication OUTinPerth and also contributes content to online menswear blog For-Tomorrow. In 2009 he will be coordinating a couture fashion parade for the Perth Fashion Festival and has been invited to appear at Adelaide’s Format Festival in 2010.
vowel will be done
, earth's infinite heaven
. hollow be the name
not containing them
. flowering story
, for clever endeavour
. a hymn