Brum Radio Poets presents a poetry showcase in association with the Verve Poetry Festival and Waterstones, Birmingham.
This will be a live recording of the Brum Radio Poets show, to be broadcast at the end of March and features 4 of the most exciting poets currently performing in the UK and the Midlands. The showcase brings together a nationally renowned poet, an established regional performer and two talented poets from Birmingham.
This is the first of what will be a quarterly showcase event for Brum Radio Poets, so if you love performance poetry and want to see some of the very best that Birmingham has to offer, then join us at Waterstones on Thursday 1st March.
Malaika Kedoge is a poet, performer and promoter from the South West. Her work focuses on the deeply personal and intricate beauty of the people around us. She has worked closely with Apples and Snakes to host Spokes Amaze and her own event Milk Poetry has been a well-received addition to the Bristol poetry scene. She has performed at Bristol Old Vic, Boomtown Festival, Tobacco Factory Theatre and Hammer & Tongue and worked with organisations such as BBC 1Xtra and the Roundhouse.
Steve Pottinger has gigged up and down the country, taking his irreverent, comic, and political poetry to pubs, clubs, and festivals, entertaining audiences from Penzance to St. Andrews. Expect poems on subjects from the personal right through to the global, with a wild detour via outrageous dreaming.
Leon Priestnal is a poet currently based in Birmingham. His poetry scatters back and forth between the satirical and the personal, the observational and the introspective. He has performed his ramblings up and down the country and performed some on the spot spontaneous verse on BBC Radio. He is also host of regular Birmingham spoken word night 'Howl'.
Jess Davies is a human-being from Redditch, in the West Midlands. Jess would describe herself as a shy person who doesn’t quite understand why she keeps putting herself in front of microphones, and other people would describe her as a poet, artist, spoken word host and workshop facilitator.
Jess is the founder of Stirchley Speaks (a monthly spoken word night in Stirchley) and has featured at Howl, Grizzly Pear, Mouth Pieces, Morton Stanley Festival in her hometown Redditch – as well as supported Neil Hilborn at Birmingham’s Glee Club.
There may be adult language and adult themes espressed in the showcase, so it is up to your discretion if booking tickets for a minor. Tickets available online only.