I read from Year of the Wasp at La Mama Poetica a week ago.
It was a great night. I really enjoyed listening to the work of Alana Kelsall, Sam Ferrante and Komninos, and poet Brendan Bonsack took some wonderful pictures.
The evening was also reviewed by Nicholas Elliot for Melbourne Spoken Word. Here's what Nicholas said:
"[Deane’s] poems and his delivery were ‘intense man’, with nightmarish, plague ridden images: wasps, a dying fox, a murderous eagle on Alexander Avenue at 3am that made your skin prickle with dread and foreboding. Visceral stuff ... His poetry was compelling like cruelty you can’t look away from. And that’s how he stood; very still, looking straight ahead, unflinching."
Read the full review here.