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... a new constellation for the male muse, the stag, each line punctuated with unexpected breath and leap and stroke. In each poem the poet’s tongue is tied to the body-object, rolling with and against the bonds that fuel our writing, and we—the readers—are tempted forward into the disco dance. Jessica Wilkinson ... from the decadent into newly lit luminescence. Edric Mesmer Brilliance. Theatrical and candid brilliance. dotdotdash magazine
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. Stylus
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