Monthly Archives: May 2011

Poejazzi Recommends: Howaboutbeth’s Rabid Ballads Live

A quick fact about HowaboutBeth AKA Beth Mburu Bowie’s Rabid Ballad project: it gained twenty thousand listens on myspace in its first month, doubly impressive as it happened when it seemed absolutely no one on the face of the the known … Continue reading

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Guest Post: G.R.E.E.D.S and Darwood’s “Gritty City”

HA! Back then I used to listen to music or have my TV on whilst I slept, some (mother) thought it purely wasted electric, I beg to differ. This one time though changed my life. Slightly dramatic but, really, it … Continue reading

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As Seen on Youtube: Gil Scott Heron/Jamie XX- I’ll Take Care of You.

Woke up to some really bad news. I wanted to stick up the video for ‘NY is Killing me,’ because I love that song to mega bits but it was boring. This is much better. Do something good for your … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Twitter Workshop No2 Selection: Joy Da Costa

Hello readers, Yesterday (and early this month for all your twitter followers) wordsmith champ and graphic designer par excellence that is Inua Ellams ran our second live twitter workshop. Every five minutes from 8pm we posted rules you could follow/bend/break, … Continue reading

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The Twitter Workshop No2 Selection: Rob Self-Pierson

Hello readers, Yesterday (and early this month for all your twitter followers) wordsmith champ and graphic designer par excellence that is Inua Ellams ran our second live twitter workshop. Every five minutes from 8pm we posted rules you could follow/bend/break, … Continue reading

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The Twitter Workshop No2 Selection: Wil Conway.

Hello readers, Yesterday (and early this month for all your twitter followers) wordsmith champ and graphic designer par excellence that is Inua Ellams ran our second live twitter workshop. Every five minutes from 8pm we posted rules you could follow/bend/break, … Continue reading

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Poejazzi: This sunday at Volupte lounge. Come Down!

Hi all, by now you know the drill…the line-up is fantastic, consisting of Nii Aykwei Parkes, Commonwealth Prize-nominated writer and poet; and Paul Cree and Sean Mahoney, two poets from the free-flowing, fast-rising poetry collective The Rubix Collective.  There’ll also be a solo flute … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Guest Post: Rob Auton, “Words About Words”

When Musa Okwonga asked me to write this piece he used forty-eight words. Forty-eight words came together to create a message. I replied to his message using twenty-five words. He replied again using thirteen words. That’s an eighty-six word conversation … Continue reading

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Review: AKS: The Bus Stop EP

ARTIST: AKS ALBUM: The Bus Stop EP OUT: Now (duh) iTUNES LINK: here ‘I’ve been sitting at this bus stop/ever since me and my talent had a bust up‘ It feels like I’m jumping on the bandwagon with this review. … Continue reading

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Music: Week of The Poet

Typical: you wait ages for one decent spoken word album, and then suddenly you can’t slap handcuffs on an IMF Boss without tripping over one. No less than FOUR albums from some of the UK’s best spoken word talent came … Continue reading

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