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Solomon O-B: Rising, rising...

Last weekend, the Elgar room at the Royal Albert Hall  was brimming with words, spewing experience and imagery of the Nation’s voted best. Exactly what you would expect of the Hammer & Tongue National Slam Finals. 476 more words

Burning Eye Poets

Dead Poets

Recorded at ~Hammer and Tongue on last night. The full text is here.


That Was Geoffrey Hill's Poetry

(With 3 of the best poets and best people I know: l-r Paul Fitchett, Lucy Ayrton, Andie Berryman, yours truly)

Last night’s Hammer and Tongue slam was always going to be criss-crossed with lightning from the emotional charge in the room. 602 more words


Fresh Poetic Insights for January 2014

Yes, Christmas still hasn’t happened yet, New Year’s resolutions have not yet been broken, the goose is still very much getting fat. But now is the perfect time to note a date in the diary for four outstanding poetry events that will take place at The Old Fire Station in January 2014. 537 more words


Dizraeli and the Small Gods performing at Shambala

MEGA WOOP! Just had the lovely Rowan Sawday, aka Dizraeli confirm that he’ll be making a special appearance at Hammer & Tongue Camden’s December gig on the 9th at the Green Note cafe on Parkway, alongside the fabulous Jodi Ann Bickley and Chip Grim. HAVE IT!

Day 12

As promised, the details of the Hammer and Tongue poetry slam. 


Ok, ok, I’ll say a bit more.  836 more words

Day eleven

and I’m sitting in the staffroom at work (having prepared all my lessons and done my marking, of course) wondering what it’s going to be like at the Hammer and Tongue poetry slam tonight, and how well I can reasonably expect to do. 481 more words