Great Poetry and Music

One of London's Leading Spoken Word Events and Online Magazines Promoting Spoken Word, Poetry and All Manners of Left-field, Amazing Music in the UK and Internationally.
"The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. That's what poetry does."
Allen Ginsberg
  • Video of the Week – James Massiah – The Ride

    Video of the Week - James Massiah - The Ride

    James Massiah, MC/Philosopher/Founder of the A&theE nights and possibly the most stylish spoken word artist in the UK, engages in two of  his favourite past times - cycling and nightlife - for this stellar Levi sponsored video. Half monologue voiceover, half poetry, bursting with a uniquely London-esque charm; this little ...

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  • New Music – Poejazzi Live Sessions – Gambles – Animal

    New Music - Poejazzi Live Sessions - Gambles - Animal

    "I think as a writer I'll always be inserting myself in what I do, but I want to be more protective this time round,” he says of the new material. “I wanted to get outside of anything comfortable, learn new things, new melodies. The last album was painful to make ...

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  • Voyeurism: The Art of the Peeping Tom

    Voyeurism: The Art of the Peeping Tom

    The traditional art of the Peeping Tomhas often been regarded as a risqué act potentially plunging the offending individual into a rather deep reservoir of hot water.  In Ovid’s great myth, it was a cool and clean pool that Diana had been bathing in when Actaeon stumbled upon her and ...

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  • It is neither about a political success or fail for UKIP, racism has been endorsed regardless of seats.

    It is neither about a political success or fail for UKIP, racism has been endorsed regardless of seats.

    Between the collective shouting and saliva sodden flyers returning to UKIP’s freepost, the principal point is swallowed. Racism has been legitimised, and has done so irrespective of election outcomes and motivation behind why we do, or do not, vote. The responsibility does not lie alone with the political far right. ...

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  • John Joseph Brill – Muscle And Bone

    John Joseph Brill - Muscle And Bone

    Check out this gorgeous and dark new track from John Joseph Brill. The video depicts night time to morning emotional turmoil with some (ok, a lot) remedial alcohol and the song itself is inspired by Brill’s recent diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. Muscle and Bone is an atmospheric beauty that sits perfectly ...

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  • Good Things That Happened to Women in Film & TV – April

    Good Things That Happened to Women in Film & TV – April

    Corrina Antrobus’ regular round up of  the best things to happen to women in film and TV (because sometimes in a world with a problematic relationship with gender we all need a little reminding, right?) More Jennys on the (Lego) block? Seen the Lego movie? Awesome, right? But let’s take a closer look ...

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  • The Interview – Hibou

    The Interview - Hibou

      Your sound in 3 words. Surfy Dreamy Lover. Perks of working in the arts. Meeting spectacular people, finding out about great bands and artists and collaborating with them. Cons of working in the arts. A tremendous amount of competition. How have you cultivated relationships within the music industry? I suppose being in Craft Spells helped a lot. ...

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  • The Interview – Mira Gonzalez

    The Interview - Mira Gonzalez

    What you do in three words. Mostly I sleep. Three key things people need to do/understand to make poetry into a viable career option. 1.) Don't listen to me. 2.) Struggle. A lot. 3.) Poetry honestly doesn't seem like a viable career option. I would recommend maybe getting a degree in neuroscience, or something. Perks of ...

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Innovative

Poejazzi is one of the few music and spoken word organisations that manages to combine top quality live performances with innovative ideas and writing. Gareth Lewis - Tall Lighthouse

Diverse

One of the UK's most important outposts for the future of the spoken word. Passionate, open to new talent, diverse, and above all authentically interested in substance rather than style, it's a London treasure. Tom Chatfield - Prospect Magazine

Supportive

Poejazzi has supported and nurtured a wide range of artists in London and nationally. Sarah Ellis - The Royal Shakespeare Company