past event

bad apple: FRAMED! Poetry Reading

Friday 25 Aug 2023

FRAMED!  Image courtesy of bad apple


Image courtesy of bad apple

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bad apple, in collaboration with Phantom Billstickers National Poetry Day and Enjoy Contemporary Art Space, presents FRAMED! Drawing inspiration from gallery spaces, exhibitions, artists and visual art more broadly, FRAMED! is a prompt for creating new work.

From 6:30pm on Friday, August 25th, local queer poets will come together at Enjoy Contemporary Art Space to read poems created in response to art that moves them. This may be repulsion, infatuation, admiration or any other combination of feelings. FRAMED! is an opportunity for all takatāpui, MVPFAFF or LGBTQIA+ people who write poetry to be seen, whether it is their first time performing or their fiftieth.

All are welcome to come along, to enjoy some kai and inu, and revel in the wealth of local poetic talent! The full FRAMED! poetry collection will also be available to read on

bad apple is a queer, communist publication project dedicated to Aotearoa’s marginalised communities. Our goal is to provide a platform for those who have been disenfranchised by the inadequacies of our society and resources to help organise and reclaim our agency.

Ngā Tikanga Matatika is to honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi and te ao Māori in the ways that we operate and the things that we publish. We reject the presence of cops, corrections, and corporations at Pride and any other organisations committed to the preservation of Aotearoa’s colonial hegemonies.

bad apple is run entirely through koha; no one but our readers profit from our work and we aim to be transparent about our practices through monthly hui on our Discord server and readily accessible public documents.

bad apple is the collaborative passion project of Aotearoa’s queer communities from all over the motu. Most of us don’t have any formal training and work regular day jobs, but we somehow managed to to make it happen thanks to the koha and mahi of our contributors.