Great Poetry and Music
"I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than teach ten thousand stars how not to dance."
E. E. Cummings
  • Going Out – Meet The Composer: Douglas Dare – April 17

    Going Out - Meet The Composer: Douglas Dare - April 17

        We featured the inimitable Douglas Dare on our music picks of the week recently (ahem, last week) We couldn't let you just download his epic single Swim for free without telling you about the poetry reading he is doing on April 17 in conjunction with the release of his new ...

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  • New Music – Poejazzi Live Session – These Ghosts

    New Music - Poejazzi Live Session - These Ghosts

        These Ghosts are an experimental indie outfit after our own hearts and yours. Check out this interesting, ambient and beautifully executed track Coat of Feathers that featured on the NX Records mixtape last year. The band's multi-layered and intuitive way with melody and their ballsy tendency to take unexpected twists and ...

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  • New Music – Fever Trails – Fever Trails/Pattern Language

    New Music - Fever Trails - Fever Trails/Pattern Language

    One day everyone will know. One day everyone will look back and say 'you know those Fever Trails fellas? That band what with Nicolas Van Reenen? The one what sounds like Son Lux fights a Bass Dragon? Consistently amazing electronic gorgeousness from SA? Yeah, they've been something else for a ...

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  • Guest Post – E.Amato – LACMA, LA

    Guest Post - E.Amato - LACMA, LA

    Cities transmit currents of energy. Patterns surface, become ideas, then words. Open palm on Jerusalem stone in the Old City, I heard gallop of horses, felt sweat of fear, smelled blood of centuries. Streets in Prague’s Jewish Quarter hem me in until I am a Kafka story. Essaouira’s medina asks ...

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  • New Music – This Week in New Music

    New Music - This Week in New Music

        Sophie Jamieson - Stain Sophie's voice is a tonic to soothe all the ills in your world. That is all. Ok, that's not all, I say your world because her voice, her song structures have a mysterious way of creeping into your mind and becoming part of the soundtrack of your ...

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  • New – Spoken Word – Jess Green – Dear Mr Gove

    New - Spoken Word - Jess Green - Dear Mr Gove

    This brilliant video from poet (Roundhouse/Early Doors) and poetry workshop leader Jess Green, addressing Michael Gove's educational reforms, is providing a lot of validation for teachers caught in the bureaucratic storm but it is a must watch for everybody who cares about the future of education in the UK. With the ...

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  • New – Spoken Word – Talia Randall – Common Room

    New - Spoken Word - Talia Randall - Common Room

    Common Room from Common Room Animation Project on Vimeo. Check out this new spoken word piece called Common Room by popular poet Talia Randall. This poem, full of personal experiences, has been made universal in its visual (and gorgeous) form with the help of 13 animators from  Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in ...

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  • New Music – Poejazzi Live Session – Holy Milk – Caves

    New Music - Poejazzi Live Session - Holy Milk - Caves

        Holy Milk are one of our favourite recent emergents in music, when we first heard their unique brand of pop via NX Records (a collaboration between Goldsmiths College and Accidental Records) we fell a little in love with their sound and their promise. Mere months later they've racked up recommendations ...

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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