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
  • Beyonce Confuses My Idea Of Feminism

    Beyonce Confuses My Idea Of Feminism

    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?) Why Beyoncé Confuses My Idea Of Feminism Every time I think I get feminism, Beyoncé comes along ...

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  • Review – Bonafide Rojas – Renovatio

    Review - Bonafide Rojas - Renovatio

    I know “there are many things people from / this city will disagree on:” but Bonafide Rojas will be your new favourite poet. Compassionate, carnal, wise and wistful, the real tragedy of this collection is that Rojas isn’t actually my best friend. But like the greatest companion, I can heed ...

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  • New Music – Lauryn Hill – Black Rage

    New Music - Lauryn Hill - Black Rage

    If you listen to any one new thing today let it be this: Lauryn Hill cleverly uses the addictive, ruminative nature of that classic ode to wonderful things that can make us feel better: My Favourite Things and transforms it into a list of reasons for "black rage".  Lauryn has ...

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  • 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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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