Category Archives: performance poetry

Jabberwocky: a poetic re-imagining

Poet Louise Warren is about to stage a re-imagining of the Jabberwocky for The Little Angel Theatre, Islington. Here’s a little glimpse behind the looking glass… Twas Brillig…. So begins perhaps one of the most famous nonsense poems of all … Continue reading

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Spoken Word: Bringing Words to Life

While lots of people might primarily associate poetry with books and quiet reading, anyone that’s been to a live poetry event will know the joys of hearing it read out loud. So why is Spoken Word any different? Although I … Continue reading

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Stone Circles Drop-In Celebration

The snow may have melted, but inside Waterstones Piccadilly on Tuesday 9th we had an enjoyable snow fight, throwing poetry and even prose at each other. This month the theme was “Stone Circles”, and there were some surprising poems read. … Continue reading

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Anticipation – apprehension or excitement, fear or hope?

Waterstone’s Piccadilly was the venue again for our monthly poetry drop-in on Tuesday 6th September. Despite the awful weather, several Poet in the City stalwarts, as well as some lively first-time attendees, braved the wet to enjoy a glass of … Continue reading

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When is an image a metaphor?

…Yes, it’s a trick question! The Poetry and Illustration event at King’s Place on Monday 20th artfully raised this and many other questions about ways of seeing and experiencing poetry. Sulthana Begum was there and gave us this report: Poetry … Continue reading

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How do you visualise poetry?

Calling poets, illustrators, photographers and all lovers of any of the three… are you up for new ways of seeing? Have you booked your tickets yet for these visionary June offerings? VINTAGE BROMIDES—THURS 9 JUNE 7.00pm in the Ondaatje Theatre … Continue reading

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Spoken Word All Stars

Charity Poet in the City, working with Apples & Snakes, the leading performance poetry organisation, has created Spoken Word All Stars, featuring some of the best spoken word artists in the UK in a fabulous live show. We’ve taken five … Continue reading

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