Scott-Patrick Mitchell (SPM) is a poet & writer from Perth, Western Australia.
He is currently studying a PhD in Performance Poetry. He is a fashion blogger whose work appears at SPM's Outrageous Adventures in Fashion, and is the editor of the zines "COTTONMOUTH" and MoTHER [has words...]. Most recently he has appeared as an editor at Fremantle Press where he assisted in the production of Western Australia's first anthology of performance poets titled Fremantle Poets 3: Performance Poets (2013). In February 2014, SPM will debut his first feature length solo show of performance poetry for a new millennium, The Night Jar, as part of the Fringe World 2014 program of cultural events. Tickets are available December 2013 for a five night show that features poetry, music, projection and movement.
What the critics say:
At a time when language travels in so many ways, adapting and reconfiguring with different modes of communication, SPM catches the zeitgeist crisply and ironically.
– John Kinsella
Scott-Patrick Mitchell has a verbal and conceptual energy, and a brilliant musicality - his work bowls you over, you won't forget it.
- Tracy Ryan
Mitchell is one of the most diverse and original emerging poets working in Western Australia today. He is a ground-breaking poet from the street who uses highly inventive language tools and forms to express his evolving grand vision as an artist.
- The Bold Monkey
... a fist full of language slamming into your ears - all the stories of love and loss woven into a nest of linguistic tangle. At once lyrical and jarring, you’ll want to revisit these poems again and again.
- Ellen Zweig
Mitchell's (poems are) energetic, erotic, mystical and mythical exercises in pinning a word down then letting it fly.
- The Thousands
... a little Laurie Anderson, a touch of Lou Reed and a lot of transmuted beatdom.
- The Advertiser
Mitchell's observant, vivid poems have an Allen Ginsberg-like spontaneity and sophistication...
- The Wire
... brightly-coloured poetry that uses the language like a palette.
A great strength is the way in which these poems mix old with new, high with low culture and flippancy with a disarming tenderness. Such contrariness keeps a reader alert, as does the ruffling of its commendably plain style by disruptive syntax and punctuation.
- The West Australian