Month: June 2011
Four Possible Futures For Performance Poetry
This week I was asked by someone writing for a Uni newspaper to write a bit about performance and slam poetry and about how I “saw the the future for performance poetry in Britain”. I realised that my view of it’s future had shifted quite a lot since the change of government and shake up…
Where’s My Theatre Invitation?
Mostly I’ve been a radio journalist, then a poet. I don’t know much about theatre apart from that I don’t like sitting watching actors pretending to be other people and ignoring the audience. That just feels like a dysfunctional family to me. Or some sadistic kids in the playground saying you can watch their game…
The Feeling Of Bettakultcha-a review
Event MC Ivor Tymchak (@ivortymchak) pondered aloud why so many people were at the Leeds #Bettakultcha event, when a night of slide show presentations sounded more offputting than a comedy club with it’s simple aim of provoking laughter. What feelings did Bettakultcha provoke in people? he wondered, perhaps we could let him know. Obediently, I…