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Watch: Moving Spoken Word Performance About Police Brutality

Posted on February 22, 2017 at 7:55 AM Comments comments (0)

‘Black Man with the Black Hands’ is a poem by Tiana Marie Ford, and has been doing the rounds across social media

21/02/2017 06:30 PM http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/watch-moving-spoken-word-performance-about-police-brutality


BLACK MAN with the Black Hands is a moving response to police brutality in America.


The four-minute video serves as a medium to celebrate and honour our black men from t...

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This powerful spoken word performance about assault beautifully expresses how men can help

Posted on October 21, 2016 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (3)

The past few weeks the news has been focused on women and the issue of sexual assault. Presidential Nominee Donald Trump began a wave of outrage and speaking out with a video tape from several years ago. Donald was caught on tape bragging to Billy Bush about what amounts to sexually assaulting ...

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Poetic justice: the rise of brilliant women writing in dark times

Posted on July 29, 2016 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Millions are turning to poetry in response to a year of troubling news stories – with previously excluded voices in the field now going viral

“Hera Lindsay Bird has attracted the biggest hoo-ha with a poetry book I can recall,” wrote one reviewer ...

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The growing popularity of performance poetry is a boost for mental wellbeing

Posted on June 2, 2016 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Spoken word is expressive and free, enabling performers to speak openly and honestly about issues in a controlled and safe environment

Lucy English

Thursday 2 June 2016 10.30 BST https://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/2016/jun/02/performance-poetry-boost-for-mental-wellbeing?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Warsan Shire: the Somali-British poet quoted by Beyoncé in Lemonade

Posted on April 27, 2016 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (0)

She was London’s Young Poet Laureate, becoming a voice for its marginalised people – now her work has been recited by the queen of pop.

She writes of places where many Beyoncé fans rarely go, the portions of London where the faces are black and brown, ...

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World Poetry Day 2016: Everything you need to know about the literary celebration

Posted on March 21, 2016 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

By Staff Reporter

World Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry, literature and free speech, observed by UNESCO every year. The day is aimed at encouraging creativity, inspiring the teaching of poetry and restoring a dialogue between poetry and other arts, suc...

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Does poetry still matter?

Posted on June 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Most Americans don't encounter poetry in the course of their daily lives


UPDATED 9:13 AM CDT Jun 25, 2015 http://www.wvtm13.com/entertainment/does-poetry-still-matter/33766004

Quick: Name a famous living poet.


Somebody. Anybody. No, not Maya Angelou. She died last year.


Unless you're a literary scholar or a subscriber to The New Yorker, it'...

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Pay with a poem: cafes around the world to exchange coffee for poetry

Posted on March 21, 2015 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)

To mark World Poetry Day, more than a thousand coffee establishments around the world will use poetry as their currency this Saturday.

Marta Bausells

Friday 20 March 2015 12.46 GMT-  http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/mar/20/poetry-coffee-pay-with-a-poem-cafes-world-poetry-day


What is a poem worth? As authors around the world despair of making a living, a company based i...

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Why Creatives Don't Succeed In Traditional, 9-To-5 Work Environments

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Full-time jobs are not for everybody. Sure, to most of the workforce, they’re seen as amazing opportunities to take care of expenses and responsibilities and prepare for the future (c...

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A Guide To Spoken Word Nights In London

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The days of stuffy, pretentious performance poetry in empty hipster cafés are long gone. The contemporary spoken word scene is dynamic, playful and far from dull. This oft misunderstood medium is an explosive, thought provoking and beautiful (not to mention considerably liberal and left-wing) fo...

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Applications Open for Young Poet Laureate for London role

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

‘Being Young Poet Laureate for London has been an incredible experience. It has been challenging, humbling and rewarding. I've had really beautiful moments connecting with Londoners over the transformative power of poetry. It has been truly inspiring and I'm excited about the way it has informed and accelerated my work as a poe...

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Jeremy Paxman: poets must start engaging with ordinary people

Posted on June 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Jeremy Paxman, the broadcaster and journalist, said poetry had 'rather connived at its own irrelevance'

Poetry must “raise its game”, Jeremy Paxman has said, as he urged poets to start engaging with ordinary people rather...

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STOP, WATCH & LISTEN..... 'Mouse Trap'- Shane Romero's- Official Short Poetry Film

Posted on May 3, 2014 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Wednesday 30th April 2014 by Sinclair Farrell.

Release Date: 29th April 2014

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MouseTrapFilm


Director: Cliff Notez

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/Cliffn...

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