Feb 202019


Award-winning poet Pete “the Temp” Bearder presents the unwritten history, science and skill of spoken word. Stage Invasion answers some strangely unaddressed questions: Why was performance kicked out of the Kingdom of Poetry?  How does emotional contagion happen in live performance? What has spoken word got to do with hypnotism and ecstatic states? This groundbreaking book explores a thriving ecology of artistry, and how it can serve us for cultural, social and political renewal.
Stage Invasion is published by Out-Spoken Press and supported by Arts Council England . It will be touring the UK from Autumn 2019. For booking enquiries please contact 

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