I’m really lucky to be a part of another London based collective, Burn After Reading, that is pushing the boundaries of poetry and its ever developing engagement with the world. Above is a link to our blog. I’m one of the lead writers and editors of content for the blog and you can use it to keep up to date with our news, events and poetry. Check it out and take a wander!
A performance of a poem I wrote engaging with the BARPo theme of ‘Superheroes and Villains,’ as part of our monthly poetry night, Burn After Reading Presents… at the Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden, London.
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The Burn After Reading Poets’ monthly event is here again
Now at the Seven Dials Club, Covent Garden ‘Burn After Reading Presents’ returns on Tuesday 4th November featuring Yomi ‘GREEdS’ Sode, Katie Bonna and our very own Burn After Reading Poets – Amaal Said, Belinda Zhawi, Cameron Brady-Turner, Carmina Masoliver, Rene Minegishi, Tyrone Lewis and Safi Strand.
YOMI ‘GREEdS’ SODE has, over the past 12 months, had his music played on 1XTRA, opened for superstar poet/actor Saul Williams, made his mark on the I Luv Live stage, performed atStreetfest, Rivington Street Festival, featured at The Southbank Centre, started a monthly poetry night at Shoreditch’s Boxpark, starred in a short film and took poetry to one of the stages at ‘Wireless Festival’, all whilst writing for his one man show…
KATIE BONNA is a playwright, actress and performance poet. Her poetry play Dirty Great LoveStory, co-written with Richard Marsh, won a Fringe First Award atthe 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where she was also nominated for Best Actress by The Stage. Other writing includes rapid response piece Underlay (Nabokov at Soho Theatre), one woman show The Celebrated Mrs Inchbald (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and international tour); The Glass Tower (Red Handed Theatre Company) and Liquorice & Smoke-Rings (PULSEFestival). She is resident poet for the Antic Group and is a memberof Dirty Hands poetry collective.
Burn After Reading Presents
The Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, Covent Garden (http://www.sevendialsclub.com/contact/)
Tuesday 4th November
£5 on the door
I’m currently working on poems, with other members of the Burn After Reading Collective, in response to podcasts from this website. Here’s a particular favourite, entitled ‘Ben Franklin Death Ray,’ it’s short and beautiful, especially for the lines, ‘not only can he bottle lightning…’ and ‘[lightning rods] as a shield for God’s wrath.