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

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Coughing Up

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Poem written about a true story that happened on a London train. Happy moral embedded. Filmed by Rob Blake with help from Susannah Trevelyan. Published in ‘Life in Transit’ by Influx Press

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January 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Blame Games: Riots and Responsibilities

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Report commissioned by Guardian and LSE into the riots dug up the unsurprising finding that many people who were out on the streets in August are unhappy with the police. Interviews broadcast on World at One yesterday (5th December) had people on Clarence Road saying, “They’re horrible especially to black people” and “when they know you’re different they don’t like it.” Testimonies of discrimination and humiliation abound (see link above). Black people, an earlier LSE study showed, are 26 times more likely to be stopped and searched than white people. Tim Orde, chairman of Association of Chief Police Officers, says people should take more responsibility. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by angrysampoetry

December 6, 2011 at 1:27 pm

2 gigs on 2 days twice in 2 weeks!

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Saturday 26th November (i): I’m performing as part of the Neoutopia Project, “a collaborative research project centring on the problems of urban regeneration and utopia in the contemporary city”; at 6pm @Centre for Collaborative Research, 16 Acton Street, Kings Cross (exhibition opens at 12pm)

Saturday 26th (ii): At 7pm, I’m rushing back to Hackney to provide the entertainment at the Vegan Peasant pop-up restaurant Thanksgiving Dinner. @Dru Cafe, Colombia Road. I think there’s still tickets available for top quality, vegetarian/vegan food!

Friday 2nd December (i): Live on NTS radio from 6-7pm, I’ll be hosting the Re:Versed show with guests including the incomparable Salena Godden and Tim Wells – who will then be joining me for:

Friday 2nd (ii): Pogo Cafe fundraiser. 8-10pm. Fine food (vegan again), cheap booze, and I’ll be peforming alongside top poets Salena, Tim and curious – 3 of the finest (in my opinion) spoken word acts in London if not the whole damn English speaking world. Donations.


Written by angrysampoetry

November 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

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The Thaw

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2010 came, and with it, an inch or snow of snow:
A nightfall flurry muffled the street sound
And glittered in the street light;
We came home, half-drunk
And splattered from the snow-fight.                           

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November 12, 2011 at 1:09 pm

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