Monthly Archives: October 2011

Poejazzi Presents: The King’s Will Plus Support, Dec 13 at C.A.M.P

We can think of no better way to end the Year Of The Poet (Verse 2) than a performance of possibly the most ambitious spoken word/electronica album of recent years. Ladies and Gentlemen; it’s the début gig of The King’s Will’s As The Power Fails The King’s Will is Musa Okwonga as the The Fool and Giles Hayter ...

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Poejazzi Recommends… OneTaste Festival, Nov 6th 2011 and Competition

OneTaste’s 6th annual festival is this collectives highlight event of the year. This renowned music and spoken word collective, made their name by helping launch some of the UK’s most amazing talent: Newton Faulkner, Jamie Woon, Portico Quartet, Little Dragon, Scroobius Pip, Polarbear, Jono McCleery and Kate Tempest to name a few, have all performed ...

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Jodi Ann Bickley and Poppy Tibbetts

You live in Birmingham, you like poetry. Therefore you know Jodi Ann Bickley. Her work as the host and founder of the Speak Up nights is exemplary. Her style is somewhere between Poeticat and Polarbear; monologue based, observational, with a deceptively simple internal rhyming scheme so expertly woven into the narrative fabric it’s like it’s not even there but ...

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MEGATON NO 3: MUSA OKWONGA HOSTS POEJAZZI’S 5TH

Our third and final Megaton Announcement: Musa Okwonga -member of acclaimed poetry group A Poem Inbetween People, Author of critically lauded football books A Cultured Left Foot and Will You Manage, one half of electro outfit The King’s Will, face of Jacob’s Creek, co-founder of Poejazzi- will be hosting Poejazzi’s fifth anniversary! Should I also ...

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And In Other News: Paula Varjack Tours the UK

Our favourite bespectacled poet from Germany and co-founder of the excellent Anti-Slam, Paula Varjack, will be touring the UK this autumn. Paula possesses spades of wit, humour, and a pleasantly offbeat style of poetry, so do yourselves all kinds of favours and go and see her live, especially if you live in Milton Keynes on ...

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MEGATON NO 2: Sabrina Mahfouz Debuts At Poejazzi!

Poejazzi is proud to announce our fifth anniversary will feature a terribly overdue long awaited performance from poetry/theatre powerhouse… SABRINA MAHFOUZ! Sabrina’s made a name on the circuit for her darkly comic narratives, weird yet real characters and accomplished lyrical style. Her one woman show, Dry Ice gained amazing reviews across the board at Edinburgh, including ...

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My art is a house party

This blog was prompted by a tweet from Amelia Ideh (@putmeonit): “I so dearly wish more artists could differentiate between people not liking their music and not liking them.” It really got me thinking, which is why I’m typing this at 5:40am. It’s weird being an artist. So often, so much of what you put ...

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MEGATON NO 1: Scroobius Pip Performs At Poejazzi’s 5th!

Yes, the cat ‘s out of the bag, the chicken has flown the coop, the pigs have fled the butchery, the alien has hatched, wiggled out a crack in the laboratory wall and face-hugged a Member of Parliament… Poejazzi’s 5th anniversary will feature a special performance from one of the UK’s best known and finest wordsmiths/beards: ...

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