Introduction...

photo: Pam Kleemann.

 

Koral Island and Stripe are Poets of the Machine, we have been performing together since 1988 in the UK and Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

 

We are collaborators, writing in a reciprocal manner, our words show a lack of interest in the more obsessive themes beloved of poets - dead or alive - and more enthusiasm for:

form

libraries

text

genre

exile

style and anti-style

irony

cyber - dada ...

We use technology as a tool to creativity:

publishing electronically
processing
taping (audio, video, sticky)
sequencing
sampling,
broadcasting

In performance we interface with this technology.

Described as 'too slick, too sharp' for poetry readings, we play them to rapturous response, 'too wordy' for music nights yet...' refreshing', we are not a band! Critics say 'this is not poetry', truth is we are not just poetry, we are 'a whole new form ... '

 

Contact PotM in Australia by phone on: 09 362 6647

And in the UK by Fax: 0181 694 1327

email: potm@backspace.org

for booking or demo cassette

or come and see a PotM performance!