Monday, 19 July 2010


Firstly I haven't forgotten to write the review of Chill Pill and the Poetry on the Underground recital at St Giles (what a mouthful) but I've been too busy relaxing and enjoying myself!!

Now I'm back at work of sorts. Well, I'm currently interning at The Poetry School learning more about the 'industry'. The Poetry School is known for its excellent poetry workshops and current poetry tutors.The new Government in Britain is really stripping a lot of financial backing from the Arts so I thought it would be good to really see how these companies survive. Right now I'm in a quiet sunny office helping to develop web content and really just experiencing a good example of the the money side to poetry. Enjoying it so far, but it is my first day mwahahaha...

I'm also interning at the Barbican Library 3 days a week doing the Summer Reading Challenge with kids form all over london, so adults/kids the ratio is just as I like it really :]

The book I'm really getting into at the moment is 'Emergency Kit - Poems for strange times' They I don't know jsut nag you and poke you when you read them. They really are strange and with the amount of changes that are going on around me the book just 'fits' with me somehow. I highly recommend it. Also check my refernce website for more book suggestions...

Poetry is such a windy road and from what I'm learning you have to have soo much behind you before you can move forward - publications, refernces and generally an amazing standard of work. Primarily a page poet I can't escape form the obvious sign post that reads 'Spoken Word'. The amount of work it takes for a publishing house to even 'get' your poetry is daunting at best, but with spoken word it's out there - whether you like it or not. But that's the thing - you have to like it...

We'll see.


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