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Feb 252020
 

The 8th March was a historic moment for the history of spoken word poetry. Spoken Word Educators and Academic Researchers (SWEAR) is born! Writers, performers, educators, researchers, reviewers and poetry activists met at UniSlam, Birmingham to establish spoken word poetry in higher education.

SWEAR is founded on a motivation to support the scene and the work of poets in their communities.
Watch this space.

Jul 102019
 
A ground breaking new book which explores the unwritten history, science and skill of spoken word and answers some strangely under-explored questions: What is the history of performance poetry in the UK? How does emotional contagion happen in live literature? What has spoken word got to do with hypnotism and ecstatic states? This crucial and highly accessible book explores a thriving ecology of artistry, and how it can serve us for cultural, social and political renewal.

‘Here is a manifesto, party invitation, learned tome, history of ideas and soundtrack for exciting & scary times. Enjoy!’
(Ian McMillan BBC Radio 3)

Available to order : http://www.outspokenldn.com/shop/stage-invasion