Aug 282020

This summer it was a great pleasure to receive the support of Cape Farewell to publish new material on the subjects of climate change and COVID. Below is what came out of the project, some of the best work I have made to date. I worked alongside three other poets in the South West – Liv Torq, Shagufta Iqbal and Chris White. To find out more about #SIRENpoets and Cape Farewell visit https://capefarewell.com/sirenpoets.html

Apr 282020

Want to skill up on machines like this (or others)? I have many years of professional experience performing with loop stations and can save you a lot of time on getting set up, as well as workshopping your ideas and songs. I can also teach songwriting and beatboxing as part of the sessions.

All sessions start with a free check-in session to get to the bottom of what you want to achieve so we can craft sessions accordingly. For more info contact

“Clear, concise and fun! I feel at ease and able to really learn with Pete’s guidance”

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