Tongue Fu @ Rich Mix 12/01/2012

-reviewed by Paul Askew- Tongue Fu‘s concept: Invite writers to perform with a live band improvising along. I’ll admit I was somewhat dubious, as my only previous encounter of such a thing was on a late night BBC2 live jazz series in the mid 1990’s, when the presenter performed some “jazz poetry” while improvising with…

‘Bugsworth Diary’ by Neil Campbell

-Reviewed by Ian Chung- A strong sense of place pervades the poems in Neil Campbell’s Bugsworth Diary, published by The Knives Forks and Spoons Press. In an interview with Irish writer Nuala Ní Chonchúir for her blog Women Rule Writer, Campbell remarks, ‘I write poems sometimes, entirely on instinct. Landscape is playing an increasing role…

‘Living Room Stories’ by Andy Harrod

-Reviewed by Rory O’Sullivan- Living Rooms Stories is the literary sister of a set of instrumental tracks by Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds (Living Room Songs), for which he recorded a piece a day for seven days in his Reykjavik apartment. Andy Harrod’s literary counterpart comprises of short stories, each influenced by one of Arnalds’ compositions,…

Performance Poet Spotlight # 2 Henry Bowers

- by James Webster – Henry Bowers is awesome. A spoken word artist who burns with passions, spitting intricate and affecting rhymes, coming at familiar themes from odd angles that are often filled with disaffection and anger. And are really fun. In October I had the thoroughly enjoyable experience of seeing Henry twice at Hammer…

Last Sage & Time of 2011

@ the Charterhouse Bar, 16/11/2011 – reviewed by Koel Mukherjee – Review of the last Sage and Time of 2011 This was my third time at Sage and Time, and the last event of the year, and that sense of community, supportiveness and general good humour that makes this event so special was very much…