Monthly Archives: August 2011

Guest Poem: James Hall, “Signing On” (Roundhouse Poetry Slam)

I picture you slammed, knee-sprawled, upon a Jobcentre Plus carpet crawling for familiar certainty of grey office desk body-buried beneath crumpled vacancy forms skin peppered with paper-cuts stationary digging bone deep draining black and blue stains to white spinal cord … Continue reading

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POEJAZZI RECOMMENDS: Put Me On It LIVE: Feat Dego, Tanya Auclair, Eric Lau, Thurs Sept 15th at C.A.M.P

If you love music, like me, then you love Putmeonit.com, run by the fabulous Amelia Ideh; one of the finest pages dedicated to brilliant, modern hiphop/soul music around. And if you love putmeonit, the line up for her upcoming night … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Chloe James on the Roundhouse Poetry Slam

Before the 10th of September, I had never recited a poem from memory. I had never read my poems to such a large audience – and, even if I had, they probably were more interested in the other acts. I … Continue reading

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Poejazzi’s 5th Anniversary Feat Cornelia, MistaGee

Poejazzi, hailed by the Southbank Centre as “London’s premier poetry and music night”, celebrates its 5th anniversary with a brilliant array of talent. There will be music from Cornelia, the Swedish singer-songwriter whose beautiful blend of folk and electronica has been praised by Flying … Continue reading

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Event: The Insomniax After Carnival Special

The Insomniax have the distinct honour of being the only music I bought on a first listen and didn’t regret this year. They sound like what Platnium Pied Pipers would be doing if they were born in Britain: forward thinking, … Continue reading

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Audio: Jono McCleery – Tomorrow

Remember this, Wonderful Life by Black? If you are under 25 chances are you don’t, but you WILL have heard it. Now get your ears onto this lush-y version by Jono McCleery, produced by Fybe.

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Guest post by James Hall: “Roundhouse Poetry Slam: perceptions of a first-time slammer”

‘Why not?’ – the thoughts running through my head moments after submitting two poems for this year’s Roundhouse Poetry Slam. Aware of its prestige and status, I think it was the combination of an application that asked for written, page … Continue reading

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Roundhouse Poetry Slam Final: “The Great Battle Of Our Time”

“We come to it at last. The great battle of our time”, said Gandalf, or something similar, in The Return of the King. Wednesday night’s Roundhouse Poetry Slam was appropriately epic. The host and judges were as accomplished as the … Continue reading

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Charlie Dark Live Score of Black Orpheus at Southbank Centre

Black Orpheus is one of the best films I’ve ever seen, having never seen it on le big screen I am very excited about Charlie Dark’s live re-score/re-mix at the South Bank Center as part of the Vision Sound Music … Continue reading

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Guest poem by Simon Deasy, “tots units fem força (all together we are strong)”

Simon Deasy contacted Poejazzi via Twitter with this fine poem, “tots units fem força”. He was inspired to write it when contrasting the rapturous scenes of the Barcelona-Real Madrid game with what took place in the shadows outside the home … Continue reading

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