New capsule from poet
ROB the Poet has been busy publishing several poetry books in his series Spaceship Called Planet Earth, releasing both Capsule Two and Three, with the fourth on its way.
Daintree poet Rob Hubbard published the first Capsule of poems in July and after positive feedback decided to publish the rest of the Capsules and is working on turning them into talking books.
‘‘My favourite is Capsule One but it’s the start of the journey and has been evolving from there, I feel really proud about the product and love the work Lotsa and graphic designer Eelco Mastenbroek are doing,’’ he said.
‘‘I’ve had very positive responses, a lot of people saying they can relate to different sections of different poems. In fact I put some books into Junction Cafe for reading and someone stole the first book - I took that as bit of a compliment.
‘‘The fourth Capsule is due out October 10 and then I am bringing out electronic copies, which will be cleaner for the planet and easier. I have been reciting my books around 4am when all the birds start up in the Daintree, so I can record them as background.’’
Rob the Poet’s poetry is based on what is happening in the world surrounding him, inspired by living in the Daintree rainforest and managing to spot seven cassowaries in one day last Sunday.
‘‘Capsule Three is a bit more comedy. My friend asked if I had chickens at one
Astage because there’s quite a few chicken poems in that one,’’ he said.
‘‘Basically my poems can be broken down into four genres: Self-awareness, nature, comedy and political satire.
‘‘I have given a sneak peak into Capsule Four on my website, a poem about
Called Planet Earth
NEW RELEASE: Rob the Poet set to release fourth installment of ‘A Spaceship Called Planet Earth’