Performance Poetry vs Spoken Word

Performance Poetry vs Spoken Word

In response to my post inviting requests for blog posts on specific topics, I was asked to share my thoughts on ‘performance poetry vs spoken word’. It has been a while since I was involved in the poetry scene and, therefore, I’m out of touch with what the trends,...
Mutumbo’s Sweet Memories

Mutumbo’s Sweet Memories

Spoken word / poetry has stuttered across the continent, going through ebbs and flows as poets grapple to build platforms and garner the kind of support necessary to sustain a life dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in word, thought and craft. In Ghana, it is no...
Urban Soul Poetry Slam Winner – Buthelezi

Urban Soul Poetry Slam Winner – Buthelezi

I’ve never really been sure how I actually feel about poetry slams. I had the opportunity to tour the UK in 2006 as part of Hammer & Tongue’s Four Continents Poetry Slam Tour and that was fun because it was the same 8 poets, grateful for the...

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