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Poetry Bistro

Miss Leading & Rose Northey

(Pōneke / Wellington)

Creative Team: Chris Tse, Creatif Kate, Dr Blue, Miss Leading, Rose Northey & Tarns Hood

The Poetry Bistro is an exclusive and intimate dining experience for between one and three patrons. Our menus change daily to offer you the freshest locally sourced poetry.


We are an ethical business and only uses sustainably farmed, fair trade words.

Menu prices vary based on number of words, poets mood, life trauma, weather and qualifications.

10am - 10pm, 17-20 Feb | Te Whanganui-a-Tara (behind Te Papa) | FREE


Poet Menu


Breakfast: with Chris Tse — the author of How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes and HE’S SO MASC.

Dessert: with Creatif Kate — poet, performer, producer, photographer, pod-caster, preacher. Kate is debuting a new show at NZ Fringe Festival 2022. 

Bar Snacks: with Dr Blue — poet, award winning musician, song writer. First published in the 1990’s has since performed frequently including at Glastonbury Festival and BATS Theatre.


Cocktails: with Miss Leading — professional and published spoken word poet who has recently returned home to Aotearoa from Edinburgh. She is debuting her new show at the NZ Festival of the Arts 2022.

Lunch: with Rose Northey — visual artist, poet and comedian. Her poetry is full of giggles and heart on topics from menstruation, ghosts and love. 

Dinner: with Tarns Hood — a rhythmically risky performance poet and the 2x Wellington Poetry Slam Champion. Full of energy, power, animated expression, passion and quick flow.

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