6 September 2009 Main Posts live from the dan Overland Overloaded IQ (poet Benjamin Theolonius Sanders), the official Overland Overloaded poet laureate, haiku-ed live from the Dan O’Connell Overload readings late this afternoon, capturing the open mic and feature readings as they unfolded. Poets were excited and in top form. IQ catches first reader Brian rousing the dead, the convener (Melbourne poet) Cam Black relaxing back into the gig, and feature Overload poet, Australian poetry legend Eric Beach commanding an ocean. First Spot Brian is up first reading the dead ones, bringing a dusty mouth green. Convener Cam is plaid-clad eyes a pint of chilled cider. Beach poetry on tap. Wee Sing By the window wee while ago snowy beard song passed by McKelvie. Ballads abound bunched barely under his chin. Sung baritone winter. boom Out of Viki booms chunky-hipped notes, bittersweet meals of hot soul food. building Australia how bookshelves begin filling: chapbooks and CDs bought from poet’s hands. Depth to Spare salty ocean words experience minerals crash from Eric Beach. When your beer applauds jazzy syllables, bubbles old men stay young; play. ©Benjamin Theolonius Sanders (IQ) 5 September 2009 Dan O’Connell Overload Poetry Festival 2009 Overland Overloaded More by Overland Overloaded Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 11 November 202211 November 2022 Main Posts On the last day of Subscriberthon, our amazing online editor gives you one last (very good) reason to subscribe Editorial team What's in store for the last day of Subscriberthon? First published in Overland Issue 228 10 November 202210 November 2022 Main Posts On the second-last day of Subscriberthon, our favourite editor-duo give you reason #1002 to subscribe to Overland Editorial team What's in store for the second-last day of Subscriberthon?