Performance Poetry

Valentine's Day Poetry Slam: Pick Your Winner! (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

All this week, we've been celebrating Valentine's Day with some of the UK's best spoken word artists as they reflect on love, loss and, er, science. ...

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Sally Jenkinson Performs 'More Words Than We Deserve' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

"In this life, even the smallest, least majestic victories deserve a coronation..." In the last of our Valentine's poems, Bristol-based Sally Jenki...

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Raymond Antrobus Performs 'Things That Look Like Love'

Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The penultimate poet to perform in our week of original Valentine's Day videos is London-based Raymond Antrobus. Raymond's poem, 'Things That Look Lik...

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Mr. Gee Performs 'Mr. Gee's Valentine'

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

The fourth of our Valentine's poets is Mr. Gee, a regular on the London spoken word scene and co-founder of the London collective Chill Pill. One of t...

A Poem For Valentine's Day: Fran Byrne Performs 'Nerve Cell' And 'Science Soulmate' (VIDEO)

Posted 14.04.2013 | UK Entertainment

Romance and science aren't always easy bedfellows, particularly when we're talking about the red-roses-and-chocolates side of things. But here in the ...

A Poem For Valentine's Day: James Bunting Performs 'Cathy'

Posted 13.04.2013 | Home

Kicking off a week of original love poetry on HuffPost UK this is James Bunting - a regular performer at Bang said the Gun, Chill Pill and Come Rhyme ...

Review: Luke Wright's 'Mondeo Man'

Charlotte Skeoch | Posted 20.03.2013 | Home
Charlotte Skeoch

This is poetry to entertain the everyman enthusiast and win over the cynics. If any contemporary collection is going to convince the disbeliever that poetry can be a riot of cheek, giggles, boobs, tears and facebook - while keeping it's artistic integrity firmly intact - Mondeo Man is it.

A Poem About Making Bread...

Posted 13.02.2013 | Home

Simon Mole is a London-based poet, emcee, and theatre maker and one part of the Chill Pill Collective. "A while back I noticed that my use of my fr...

Watch Angry Poet's Brilliant Defense Of Cyclists (VIDEO)

Posted 14.01.2013 | Home

Sam Berkson - or 'Angry Sam' as he's known on the circuit - is one of London's best-known and admired performance poets, the host of lauded poetry nig...

Who the Real Young Poets Are

James Bunting | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
James Bunting

Ask anyone who considers poetry to be more than Wordsworth who the current poets they admire are and you'd be hard pushed to find anyone as old as 40. Even the esteemed and established likes of Aisle 16 are only just turning 30. So why do so many publishers insist on publishing 'Young Poet' anthologies that, quite simply, don't feature young poets?

Poet Katherine Stansfield Performs 'O Bees Of Rhode Island'

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 20.08.2012 | Home

Katherine Stansfield is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in Magma magazine, the New Welsh Review and Poetry Wales. She also teaches creat...

WATCH: John Cooper Clarke Performs 'Hire Car'

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 31.07.2012 | Home

It's been a big week for John Cooper Clarke. After a fantastic interview with the Guardian, the punk poet from Salford starred in BBC Four document...

Spoken Word Poet James Bunting Performs 'Conkers'

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 23.07.2012 | Home

James Bunting co-runs the Bristol faction of poetry slam promoters Hammer & Tongue. "I started performing poetry when I was 18 after seeing Andrea...

WATCH: Slam Poet National Champion Adam Kammerling

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

Adam Kammerling is the 2012 Hammer and Tongue National Slam Poet Championship. “I was originally drawn to spoken word by the freedom it gives me...

Poet Pokes Fun At Newspapers

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 23.05.2012 | Home

Chris Parkinson is the author of two books of poetry, and a prominent member of Brighton's vibrant performance poetry scene. Here he delivers his ...

VIDEO: 'Hypocrites And Double Ds', A Poem For International Women's Day

The Huffington Post UK | Sam Parker | Posted 23.05.2012 | Home

Bridget Minamore is a 20-year-old writer and student from London who has won numerous poetry slams across the capital, including respected spoken word...

The Moment I Knew... I Wanted To Be A Writer

Posted 07.05.2012 | Home

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called The Moment I Knew and is a user-submitted vide...

Listen To TS Eliot Prize Readings

Posted 17.03.2012 | Home

London's Southbank Centre hosted readings by the nominated poets in the TS Eliot Prize on Sunday, drawing an audience more than 2,000-strong. Gasp ...

'I Am Nobody's N****r' - Poet Dean Atta Responds To Stephen Lawrence And Racism In Britain (VIDEO)

Posted 12.03.2012 | Home

26-year-old Dean Atta is one of the leading lights in London's poetry scene. His powerful reflections on race, identity and sexuality have won him rec...

'All Hallow's' By Nadia Khomami

Posted 18.02.2012 | Home

In a special series for Huffington Post UK Culture, some of the country's finest performance poets have recorded exclusive end of year messages. You c...

'The Thaw' By Sam Berkson

Posted 23.05.2012 | Home

In a special series for Huffington Post UK Culture, some of the country's finest performance poets have recorded exclusive end of year messages. You c...

Slam Poet Christmas Message: David Lee Morgan

Posted 23.05.2012 | Home

In a special series for Huffington Post UK Culture, some of the country's finest performance poets have recorded exclusive end of year messages. You c...

'Another Christmas' By Ollie Brown

Posted 23.05.2012 | Home

In a special series for Huffington Post UK Culture, some of the country's finest performance poets have recorded exclusive end of year messages. You c...

'22 Now' By Deanna Rodger

Posted 16.12.2011 | Home

In a special series for Huffington Post UK Culture, some of the country's finest performance poets have recorded exclusive end of year messages. You c...