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Antosh Wojcik – Beyond The Voice In Spoken Word: How Soundscape Furthers Poetic Discourse

Antosh Wojcik – Beyond The Voice In Spoken Word: How Soundscape Furthers Poetic Discourse

Apples and Snakes’ Poet of the Month for June, Antosh Wojcik, talks about the transformative power of soundscape in performance poetry…

I’ve always had the frustration of being incomplete in sound as a drummer. I can only be answered by other people, who react in melodies and tunes. I think this was one of my motivations for pursuing poetry and its performance; it allows me to enact the visual landscapes I have in my head into sound, for other people. It’s been through the process of developing my performance of …

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The Burning House: a collaboration between Post-Everything and Burn After Reading

The Burning House: a collaboration between Post-Everything and Burn After Reading

In this month’s Home Cooking Poetry Podcast, spoken word duo Post-Everything collaborate with Burn After Reading collective to explore the loss of home and heritage…

A burning house made from sound. Five voices salvage all they can from the wreckage. A navigation of all that we lose, find and construct in times when facing the loss of what we consider home and our heritage.

A collaboration between Post-Everything and Burn After Reading. Post-Everything is Antosh Wojcik and Will Tyas. The featured Burn After Reading poets are Carmina Masoliver

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THE LAST POETS: Speak Up Newcomers Tour

THE LAST POETS: Speak Up Newcomers Tour

In July, Apples and Snakes took to the road with The Last Poets, legendary spoken word artists born out of the civil rights movement of the late 60’s. We take a look back at the Speak Up Newcomers Tour…

‘Before we can have a revolution we must have an evolution of self. If we only knew what we can do…’  – The Last Poets

Apples and Snakes were honoured to collaborate with The Last PoetsUmar Bin Hassahn, Abiodun Oyewole, and Babatunde – on their UK tour, …

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Spoke: AIR

Continuing from the success of our SPOKE: EARTH project, the third and final season of SPOKE kicked off in May with SPOKE: AIR, and involved even bigger, bolder and more inventive community projects. 

AIR brought together many of the strands that made up SPOKE: work in schools and communities, the Young Poet Laureate for London and loads of activities in the Park itself, and finally rounding it up with WORDCUP2014, a giant slam poetry final at Stratford Circus. SPOKE: AIR was a season not to be missed.
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Antosh Wojcik’s poetry experience & his 384th poem.

My Experiences of Poetry by Antosh Wojcik

For a long time, I hated poetry. In school, we studied war poets to death and I despised every moment of it. A lot of the time, I had no idea what any of it meant and  didn’t want to care about the poet’s plight, so I rejected it the moment I no longer had to study it. Of course, I still wrote it, when I was fourteen and full of angst, self deprecating and depressed. No girlfriend, no love, hating ‘the system’;

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