Monthly Archives: July 2011

Guest post by Kevin Pocock: “Writing for Pleasure?”

I scared myself recently. I was innocently going about my day job, commissioning and editing, and I just thought to myself, “when was the last time I wrote for pleasure?” Emails aren’t enjoyable, and the clipped updates allowed by the social networks I’m invested in just don’t scratch the itch. I then pictured me a ...

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As Seen on Vimeo: The Fauvist in Spring

Someone once said to me (that someone being our one time columnist Niall O’Sullivan) that intense and complicated visuals need a very simple audio narrative to accompany it, lest the whole package will overwhelm the viewer. In other words: the reason why Avatar’s story was so stolen dumb  stupid patronizing lowest common demoninator twaddle simple was so it ...

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New Poem: Musa Okwonga, “Things I Wish I Had Been Told.”

Things I wish I had been told Upon leaving the womb. I wish I had been told That, though I wanted to break ground I would be doing well To break even I wish I had been told That this world will dangle your dream over an abyss I wish I had been told That ...

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Guest Post: Will Conway considers the sky

We can be an optimistic and poetic bunch sometimes it seems. And I’m not just talking about the poets. I’ve been thinking about the sky today. You know, that vast grey waterfall over our heads these days. If you ask most people what colour the sky is, the answer that will come back most often ...

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Guest Blog: James Massiah shouts out the scene

Raymond Antrobus is amazing. His blog is interesting, his poems are eye-opening, he’s great live and I need to talk about something else now; before I end up sounding like a psychopath. But before I do move on, I think it is perfectly acceptable to begin addresses to the public with praise for my peers ...

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Poejazzi @ Outside Inside Festival, 9th & 23rd July

No london gigs from us til October, but if you live in Reading, (or find yourself there on the 9th and the 23rd), we’ll be hosting two hour slices of spoken word and music, featuring some of the best acts we’ve had over the last few months and a few more besides. And here is ...

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