Monthly Archives: July 2012

Escape From London, But First: A Parting Gift.

We are getting out of the big smoke before TFL gets… interesting. As a result, postings on this site will be even more sporadic than usual. How about you take the downtime as an opportunity to read through some of … Continue reading

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Poejazzi Recommends: Kate Tempest’s Book Launch, ‘Everything Speaks In Its Own Way’

You would not get a bigger no brainer in a Zombie Barbie beauty contest. It’s Kate Tempest. She recently stole the show supporting Saul Williams at the Southbank. Google her. Her book is coming out next month. She’s having her … Continue reading

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As Seen On Vimeo: Warsan Shire’s For Women Who Are Difficult To Love’

We are huge fans of Warsan Shire’s poetry; if you are looking for imagery that cuts right to the bone, I mean raw and beautiful as hell imagery, that terribly honest shit…Then you should probably visit her blog, or her … Continue reading

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Bands We Like: 2morrow’s Victory

When people talk about ‘Alternative Hip Hop,’ guys like these pop in my head. 2morrow’s Victory had headlined a night at the Portuguese Poetry Festival the night before I arrived; Poo. Storytelling from the Lupe Fiasco School of Rhyming, with … Continue reading

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YOUNG PEOPLE MIX IT UP ONLINE WITH NATIONAL PEACE TRACK COMPETITION

YOUNG PEOPLE MIX IT UP ONLINE WITH NATIONAL PEACE TRACK COMPETITION The Big Lottery Fund (BIG) and online youth broadcaster SBTV are calling on bedroom MCs, vocal divas, mix-masters and wannabe rappers to show exactly what they can do by contributing to … Continue reading

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CAMP BESTIVAL HERE WE COME! FEAT GWYTHER, MINAMORE AND CREE!

You’re going to Camp Bestival, yes? OF COURSE YOU ARE. It’s going to be sunny (Please God Please) and it’s Poejazzi’s festival debut WOO HOO! And we will be hosting the spoken word tent at the behest of Scroobius Pip! … Continue reading

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Bands We Love: To Kill A King

At yet another very special night you may not have heard of (Howl, run by the very affable  Ruby Kid) I got to witness a very, very amazing UK band. To Kill A Kid are indie folk with gorgeous barbershop style … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Polarbear and Akram Khan- Not All Collaborations Work Out Well

Why, wasn’t it just a short while ago I said something about dance and poetry being the most awkward bedfellows since Sharon Stone and Sylvester Stallone in The Specialist? Spoken word artist/playwright Polarbear and dance maestro Akram Khan made a funny video about … Continue reading

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As Seen On Youtube: Harry Baker’s A Team Dessert

Seriously talented Spoken word artist and terribly funny person Harry Baker does a cheeky rewording of Ed Sheeran’s ‘A Team,’ drug references out, a break-up relayed through pastry-puns and wordplay gloriously in. Below:

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CALL FOR ENTRIES! ROUNDHOUSE POETRY SLAM! DEADLINE TUESDAY 24TH JULY!

Are you young? 16-25 young? Do you write words? Hmm? You like similies, imagery, metaphors? Do you often say these words out loud, A Capella, with or without the use of humour/rhyme/rhythm, at/to other people, as a means to express a … Continue reading

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