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Home Cooking: Octavia, poetry collective for women of colour, on Europe

Home Cooking: Octavia, poetry collective for women of colour, on Europe

Octavia is a poetry collective for women of colour, led by Rachel Long, housed at Southbank Centre, and supported by Apples and Snakes.

In this Home Cooking podcast, we talk about Europe – without using the B-word, we discuss the label ‘Black-British’, as well as ‘two-home syndrome’ and how our identities affect our poetry. Featuring readings by Octavia members, Tania Nwachukwu, Theresa Lola and Rachel Long.

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Home Cooking: Knights, Monsters & Spiders

Home Cooking: Knights, Monsters & Spiders

We continue to explore the theme of ‘Europe’ in our monthly poetry podcast, Home Cooking… 

Henry Raby, Dave Jarman and Stu Freestone discuss poetry of national identity and the current feeling regarding Europe, migration and refugees.

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Home Cooking: Swimming Home by Megan Garrett-Jones

Home Cooking: Swimming Home by Megan Garrett-Jones

Performance artist and occasional poet Megan Garrett-Jones embarked to have people swim the shortest distance between the UK and mainland Europe in a continuous loop on a small stretch of the Kent coast. A mere 20.6 miles!

Here she shares her writing tracking the process of this project and her explorations of the waters of the English Channel through swimming.

www.meggj.com | facebook

This is the fourth season of Home Cooking podcasts commissioned by Apples and Snakes and shifts focus to Europe, hear from poets and collectives across England.…

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HOME COOKING SEASON 4: THE EUROPEAN SPOKEN WORD FAMILY

HOME COOKING SEASON 4: THE EUROPEAN SPOKEN WORD FAMILY

The fourth season of Home Cooking podcasts commissioned by Apples and Snakes  focuses on Europe, hear from poets and collectives across England…

This month, Berlin based spoken word artist Pete the Temp interviews poets and promoters in France, Germany and the Netherlands while touring there. He asks why British poets should visit mainland Europe and how they can do it.

www.petethetemp.co.uk | @PeteTheTemp | www.facebook.com/Petethetemp

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Home Cooking: Riot Nrrrd Tour

Home Cooking: Riot Nrrrd Tour

In March 2015, two nerdy poets set forth unto the world to bring hope, spoken word and angry feminism to the ears of budding audiences.

Henry Raby is based in York, Jenn Hart is based in Bristol. They both like punk, nerdiness, politics, feminism and saying poems about these topics in front of audiences.

DIY or Die! 

The Riot Nrrrd Tour consisted of:
15th March: Nerd Hutch, Newcastle
16th March: Verbal Remedies, Leeds
17th March: Empty Shop, Durham
18th March: Poems, Pints & Prose, Harrogate
19th March: Away With Words, …

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HOME COOKING: A Bilingual Poet in Schools by Michaël Vidon

HOME COOKING: A Bilingual Poet in Schools by Michaël Vidon

In this month’s Home Cooking poetry podcast, bilingual poet Michaël Vidon explores the status of home languages at home and in school.

This podcast results from the work I have done in Redlands Primary School performing my poems, running multilingual poetry workshops and interviewing children and teachers on their relationships with languages at home and at school.

I have worked with a Year 5 class and a Year 6 class on idioms they have heard in English and home languages. This was the start of a reflection on the status …

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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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A Festive Message From Apples and Snakes

A Festive Message From Apples and Snakes

 

Dear family and friends,

Squabbling over the advent calendar in the office has begun so it must mean it’s December and, unbelievably, we are on the countdown to the end of the year.

SPINE Festival | Suzi Corker Photography

It’s whizzed by again, jam-packed with fabulous events, poets, and projectstoo numerous to mention. Once again we have been lucky enough to work with a wide range of partner organisations, from the Nuffield Council on Bioethics to the National Portrait Gallery to Latitude Festival to Free Word, delivering our …

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Sketches from Both Sides of The Sky by Holly Daffurn

Sketches from Both Sides of The Sky by Holly Daffurn

In this month’s Home Cooking Poetry Podcast, author and poet Holly Duffurn explores the relationship between creativity and mental illness, and the use of poetry as an expressive tool…

Sketches from Both Sides of The Sky is a collection of poetry, literary snapshots and insights that explores the subject of inherited mental illness, specifically bipolar disorder/manic depression. One of the intentions of this podcast is to encourage others to use poetry as a tool to express their deep-rooted inherited tendencies.

How do manic words taste on a balanced tongue? How …

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Enough Fierce Will: SJ Litherland in her own words by Jo Colley

Enough Fierce Will: SJ Litherland in her own words by Jo Colley

In this month’s Home Cooking poetry podcast, Jo Colley shines a light on North-East poet and editor SJ Litherland.

SJ Litherland is a brilliant poet and editor who lives in Durham. She has been published by Bloodaxe Books, Flambard Press and Iron Press, and has six collections to her name, with another one, Composition in White, awaiting publication. She is Editor in Chief of Vane Women and was for many years a member of Colpitts Poetry: arguably the organisers of the most prestigious poetry events …

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