|Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:40 AM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 2, 2014 at 1:35 PM||comments (0)|
Poetry must “raise its game”, Jeremy Paxman has said, as he urged poets to start engaging with ordinary people rather...Read Full Post »
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Exclusive Interview with writer & poet Kierston Rusden
Poetical Tv: What sparked your creative interest in becoming a writer?
Kierston: I was 12 when I first had a story published. It was about a witch adopting a princess and was very fairytale-like, lacking much though. It was placed in an anthology for young American writers and after that, I never stopped. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 13, 2013 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Until September this year, Peter Kahn was perhaps the only full-time spoken word educator in the world. I met him in 2002 on a two-year sabbatical from his post in Chicago through a regular meeting of poets and writers I'd helped to establish in London. We soon found w...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 13, 2013 at 5:35 AM||comments (0)|
Guardian Professional, Thursday 7 November 2013~ http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 7, 2013 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
Having recently finished an English Literature degree and immersing myself in the academic study of poetry, I feel somewhat underwhelmed by contemporary exposure to the art form, a verbal mode of personal expression that speaks to each and every one of us. The word lives individually and collectively; it is a mu...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM||comments (0)|
By JOHN LELAND
Published: October 25, 2013~ http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/nyregion/a-poet-with-words-trapped-inside.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1&
Can computers talk black vernacular? This is a question that haunts Ntozake Shange.
On a recent evening, three days before her 65th birthday, Ms. Shange sat at the front table of the Nuyorican Poets Café in the East Village, listening to rich vernacular lines pou...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 1, 2013 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
Poetical Tv: Live international twitter interview with @hitsongss are you ready to start?
Clairon: Yep, Let's roll.
Poetical Tv: Ok then, first off can you tell us a little bit about yourself, what part of the world you’re from etc?
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|Posted on October 23, 2013 at 12:05 PM||comments (0)|
So, you’ve drafted a poem and you want to publish it or perhaps even win the Magma Poetry Competition! But, is the poem ready? Could it do with a few edits or a wholesale makeover? Below are a few rules which, if you keep them, will guarantee nothing but might be useful as an early warning system. The first thing ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 11, 2013 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
Guardian Professional, Friday 11 October 2013~ http://www.theguardian.com/healthcare-network/2013/oct/11/poetry-boost-effectiveness-care
A centre specialising in treating fungal diseases is using the power of poetry to enhance what the clinical team already offers medically.
For the past year, the National Aspergillosis Centre (NAC) based at the University hospital of South Manchester has empl...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 11, 2013 at 6:05 PM||comments (0)|
Written words are processed by a ...Read Full Post »