Friday, 25 May 2012

Poetry update...

I still feel quite uplifted after Sage & Time on Weds. The night was stacked with raw emotion - from one woman and her unfortunate experience with her ex to time travel, split personalities and death, it could have been pretty depressing - but it ended up being warm, daring and funny. It's the first time I've done a full set this month as, unfortunately, things have been busy, but it was good to be there and to mix some new with the old. I'm hoping to be writing and performing more of the new soon.

Tonight I'll again be featuring late at Farrago's Exam Blues Slam! It's their 20th anniversary and, as the oldest Slam! event going in the UK, they've had some real gems up on the stage over the years. I was thinking of going dressed as a 90s dude but my Kid'N'Play-style hi-top just ain't growing :(

Next week, I'll be going off to Meadowlands Festival, as part of the Bang Said the Gun line-up. If the weather manages to stay like this, I'll be crazily happy!  

We'll also be getting closer to the National Team Poetry Slam Final taking place at the end of June and I'm part of the team representing London, coached by poet and actor/writer Katie Bonna. Let's just say Bath, Bristol, Birmingham and Cardiff better watch out! If you've heard either Emma Jones or Sh'maya perform, you'll know why. Poetically, the three of us are very different so it's great fun working with them on our group piece - we all have different styles and ways of writing so it's also already proving to be a good learning experience. 

Other writing at home is slower as this sort-of Haiku demonstrates:

Landlord chose to change
Windows to double glazing
Hasta la vista! 

So I'm in the library hiding out from builders at the moment, in the hope that things will be quieter next week.

More updates to come! 

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