HOSTING TWO THINGS IN ONE WEEK

Hackney Hammer and Tongue Slam : December Edition 4th December, Tuesday The Victoria Pub, 451 Queensbridge Road E83AS An open poetry slam, 8 spots,¬†winner gets to go to the Finals next year (the position I found myself in last September) and possibly represent Hackney in the Hammer and Tongue Slam Nationals 2013 (against like, actual … Continue reading HOSTING TWO THINGS IN ONE WEEK

Poetry Tries to do Useful Shit

Between January and June 2010 I visited immigration detainees at Yarls Wood Immigration Detention and Removal Centre, tucked away in charming Bedford, as part of a student group called SOAS Detainee Support. Basically, this involved taking a train to Bedford once a week, meeting women and sometimes, families, who were in detention because they didn’t … Continue reading Poetry Tries to do Useful Shit