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the foundations of oppression can't be plucked up without the anger of a multitude

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Mind-Sirens and Sand-Lines

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There’s mad talented writers round here
who’ll never be great.
Had their minds twisted by the sirens of the state,
a swirling battle cry that gets a man into a fighting state. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 28, 2012 at 3:49 pm

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Hammer & Tongue Hackney Slam Final! Tuesday 4th September 2012 @ The Victoria, Dalston

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Hammer & Tongue Hackney Slam Final
Tuesday 4th September 2012
8-11pm (Doors and DJ 7pm)

@The Victoria,
451 Queensbridge Road
Dalston
London
E8 3AS

£5/4

After a year of live poetry competitions in Hackney, this season’s winners go head-to-head to determine 2012’s Hackney poetry slam champion. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Rap vs Poetry @ Bedroom Bar, Shoreditch, Friday 17th August 2012

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As part of a 1extra documentary, Hammer & Tongue and Fat Gold Chain have collaborated to produce an event we are calling:

Rap vs Poetry

@Bedroom Bar, 68 Rivington Street, Shoreditch EC2A 3AY

Doors 8pm. Tickets only £4 in advance if you get them online here.

The concept is that a team of poets will face off against a team of rappers. Everyone will be expected to show something of their own artform, to try out the other art form and to write something on the night or to freestyle something that cusses off the other side.

Mediating all this will be Dizraeli, MC with The Small Gods and a 2 time winner of UK Poetry Slam Contests.

We hope that it will give a chance for people to see where the two scenes are at right now by holding them up to direct comparison and think about how similar / different / better / worse they are. Perhaps it might even introduce people to a genre or genres they don’t know much about.

Poets:

1. Angry Sam (me)

2. curious – sharp tongued, funny, intelligent, political MC-turned-poet

3. Kat Francois – amazing performer, poet, playwright and former world slam poetry champion.

4. Keith Jarrett – very clever, politically sharp poet also with a history of winning big slam titles.

5. Stephanie Dogfoot – distinctive young poet with a trademark method of autobiographical poems that subtly tell universal stories.

MCs (who will have to introduce themselves)

Con Sensus

Leen

Mista P

Solo Cypher

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Acquired for Development By @ Houseman’s, Weds 15th August 2012, 7pm

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The good people at Influx Press, publishers of ‘site-specific fiction’, will be at Houseman’s bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1 9DX on Wednesday 15th August. There will be a talk about some of the issues dealt with in the book ‘Acquired for Development By’, which is an anthology of writings around Hackney. 5 of the 25 contributers from the book, including me, will be reading their work and discussing any topics that arise.

http://www.housmans.com/events.php

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August 9, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Wilderness Festival 10th-12th August 2012

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I will be performing with the Hammer & Tongue crew at Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire.

Shows at:

Friday 10th: Secret Forum, 22:50-23:30

Saturday 11th: Bandstand, 16:00-17:00

Sunday 12th: Secret Forum, 20:20-21:50

The festival is about “Pastoral Glamour” apparently, so shepherdesses in their best dresses? For £42.50 you can buy a ‘banquet’ meal cooked by celebrity chefs. It’s real wildnerness, man.

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August 9, 2012 at 5:00 pm

The Road

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“Improvement makes straight road; but the crooked
roads without Improvement are roads of Genius”
-William Blake,
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,1793

There once was a path that led from A to B.
It was a green path, muddy in the winter but passable,
overhung by heavily swaying branches in the summer
that shimmered and murmured with the sunlight. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 1, 2012 at 11:25 am

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Hammer & Tongue Hackney: Tuesday 3rd July @ The Victoria, Dalston

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As the last event before our summer break, we’ve put together a brilliant match-up of 2 contrasting poets experienced and new, Southern and Northern, male and female. Mark Gwynne Jones and Deanna Rodger Read the rest of this entry »

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June 26, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Tooth Extraction

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Numb up to the eyeballs
You pull at my tooth’s root. Read the rest of this entry »

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June 17, 2012 at 10:11 am

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A Tribute to Christopher Logue, Tuesday 12th June, @ The Wreck, Camberwell

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After news of the sad death of the great Christopher Logue, my friend Bobby Gandolf (Wormfood / Ethno-bling) and myself were determined to put on a tribute to celebrate the work of a poet who has long been my single biggest influence, and who will one day receive the respect he deserves as a truly great artist.

  • “Poets like Mr Logue are luring jazz-conscious audiences to get the same kind of kick out of poetry as they get from music” – Times Literary Supplement, 1961
  • “[In the late 1950s] Logue was challenging us to react to nuclear warfare, inviting us to fight against our rulers” – Adrian Mitchell
  • “Logue never tried too hard but he had a talent that shone like the sun” – Peter Craven

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May 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

Hammer & Tongue Hackney, Tuesday June 5th, The Victoria, Dalston

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ImageWe kick off the Hammer & Tongue summer with touring poet, Andy Craven Griffiths, singer with Leeds-based Middleman, but also a poet who has that rare ability to capitivate. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 26, 2012 at 11:28 am