Monthly Archives: February 2012

As Seen On Youtube: Shane Koyczan’s ‘Beethoven.’

You may not know this, but I love me some Shane Koyczan. The night he performed at Poejazzi was probably one of my favourite nights ever. There are few spoken word artists who have mastered rhythm, humor and vocal volume. … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Paper Tiger’s ‘Green Hill Zone//Soumi Shuffle’

Leeds based Live Future band Paper Tiger are amazeballs. We offer as evidence: a seven minute mash up of their track Green Hill Zone (out on JuslikeMusic Records and unfortunately not a cover of the famous Sonic the Hedgehog Level Soundtrack) with unreleased demo … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: Raymond Antrobus’ ‘My Poems’

My poems don’t understand me; they get jealous when I look at other poems in magazines. I tell my poems time is getting on and we’ve got to be better if we’re going to make this work. My poems blame … Continue reading

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Poet Blog Sunday: Niall O’ Sullivan’s ‘The Mundane Comedy’

Oh, didn’t you know? Poets post their poetry online too! but how do you know what’s readable and what’s for the damning click of the dislike button?! Well, wipe that worried brow clean; that’s what we’re here for. Poetry Unplugged … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Recommends: Chill Pill @ Soho featuring Jon Sands

I am so going down to this! An outstanding line up from one of london’s consistently outstanding events; Chill Pill @ Soho theatre tomorrow (!) features New York storyteller poet Jon Sands-google him, he’ll make you happy- and genuinely rising … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: ‘Who And Why’ By Alex Gwyther.

When I’m looking at comprehension with my students or if they’re doing a writing task for me, I explain to them that they need to know two things. WHO? WHY? ‘Who’ are you writing to/for? Are you writing a letter … Continue reading

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As Seen On… Telly? David Jay on Channel 4/Bang Said The Gun.

Oh. My. God. David Jay is on Telly. And They… like… Captured him perfectly. The Breaths, the style the controlled chaotic narrative the performance lyrical skill the stuff he does with breathing the overall badassery WOW! David Jay’s performance on … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: G.R.E.Ed.S & Yasmin’s ‘My Funny Valentine.’

‘Splendid. Everything about this screams QUALITY!’ Sometimes a youtube comment says it all. Spoken word artist Yomi AKA G.R.E.Ed.S and keys-mistress Yasmin give a classic love song a new pair of shoes to go waltzing in your heart with. Perfect. … Continue reading

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Guest Blog: John Osborne’s ‘Being Freelance.’

  I’ve written stories and poems all my life, was given my first book deal in 2008, but it is only as in the last few months I have felt comfortable telling people I’m a writer. This is mainly because … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Recommends: Simon Mole’s Indiana Jones And The Extra Chair

Chill Pill founder/House of Keats Host and general Spoken Word good guy Simon Mole’s one-man show, Indiana Jones and the Extra Chair is having a run of dates at Albany. A fictional recollection of a family dinner and the social … Continue reading

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