New cap­sule from poet

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

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’

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