Amen to that. Having just watched the video attached to the article, I’m reminded that as much as I love Hip-Hop and spoken word, I take issue with the stance that Hip-Hop is the new face of poetry, or that if it isn’t spoken word, it’s no longer relevant. What’s wrong with a broad appreciation for a range of poetics?
I think there are perhaps two extreme poles in many people’s minds when they think of poetry. Either a) the poetry we’re taught at school (largely comprised of the dead and the gone) b) new-school stage-bound poetics. There’s a space in between - contemporary writing - that’s undervalued. That’s a space that organisations like the PBS are well placed for celebrating.
Really curious to see how the PBS is going to move forward now…
New event! London Teenage Poetry SLAM Chicago Exchange Fundraiser, Monday June 20th – http://bit.ly/lFNwQs
"Art flies around truth, but with the definite intention of not getting burnt. Its capacity lies in…"
- Franz Kafka
Poet? Up for a challenge? Willing to use science (the biology of memory) as inspiration? Prize up for grabs: http://bit.ly/mc2T1Q
Wait! Before you hit the button to send that email, read this primer on good practise: http://bit.ly/kxAwty
New event – Niall O’Sullivan and Jacob Sam-La Rose at ‘Falling Up: The Gravity of Art’, The Courtald Gallery – http://bit.ly/jGadjy
"We know better. We’re capable of better. So why exactly do we make so many short-sighted destructive choices?" http://j.mp/k4R45H
Lunchtime reality check: One in 8 Million. Can anyone recommend any similar UK projects to match? http://nyti.ms/jT1ScA
3 new cafés/venues added to my "offices away from home" map. As always feel free to offer suggestions… http://bit.ly/ixVjGW
Ha. Meant to post this yesterday. But it works today just as well…