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The MADE IN NIGERIA Show Returns to Lagos this June 2018

Dear friend, MADE IN NIGERIA is a Poetry Show that’s been touring the country since October 2016. What we are doing is this. If a...

To Publish or Not to Publish Performance Poetry by Katie Ailes

Being a performance poet means fantastic live exposure: one can interact with the audience, contextualise poems through between-poem chat, adapt the set for the...

The Functions of Poetry

It may seem that only someone with a crassly utilitarian view of poetry could talk of its “functions,” as if it were a building...

Is it OK to perform another poet’s work? by Katie Ailes

Recently a friend asked me an excellent, difficult question concerning reproductions of spoken word poems and the ethics of performing someone else’s poem. Her...

Heritage Bank Poetry Competition is on – #LightTomorrowWithToday

To celebrate Children's Banking Month, Heritage Bank is organizing a poetry competition for children, with fantastic prizes to be won. Children (7-15 years old) will...

One Day…

One day, you will lock your door but you will not be the one that will open it. One day, you will wash that your...

Live it before it leaves you.

One life to live, limited time on earth, yet a dream that won't leave me till I live it.   Got the perfect excuse of no funds but lack is...

10 TIPS FOR TEACHING HIP-HOP AND SPOKEN WORD POETRY

Be yourself. If hip-hop isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it. Better to “keep it real” and be yourself. In other words, keep it authentic. Find...

The song I will never Sing.

  I searched for silence to write a masterpiece, but the lines are coming piece by piece. So I wrote a song I will never sing But let’s...

How to Gain Recognition in the Spoken Word and Slam Poetry Community

If you are a published poet and are new to the performance poetry or spoken word poetry it can be quite intimidating to actually...

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