One of the great things about Poetry International this year is that the Street Genius placements not only got to experience new poets, but they also met the people being the poems, poets, programmers and also librarians. This video is part of an interview between Michael Oladeji and Chris McCabe from the Poetry Library.
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Here are some videos and audio of the night (24th October, Poetry Opener). A few poems read by Street geniuses and Reem Kelani, a solo by Bruno Heinen, and Reem getting her mic fixed, while she was onset. 😀 Enjoy!
Micheal here, reporting live and out loud from the south bank centre on the fantastic events of poetry international!!
First of all, i would just like to thank everyone that participated over the past days at the south bank all the singers,writers,poets,bloggers and most of all the public, thank you all for the support, energy and views.
Okay now it’s down to business!!
The first night of poetry international was a vibrant well collaborated start to a celebration of different cultures.
the energy and excitement was electric you could feel volts bounce through your body as Reem Kelani worked the stage with her powerful voice projecting her thoughts and songs aloud to the audience the Palestinian singer engaged and included the crowd with an uproar of cultural difference the wild clapping and stomping was enough to set a weary heart ablaze, she danced she jumped about walked through the audience what more could you ask for, really a woman so strong and passionate about what she can do deserves a place in the hall of fame.
Reem Kelani thank you for a spectacular evening!
here is a response to the performance that i edited listen carefully and you will catch a bit of gizella blended in the excitement.
Hi, my name is Samara Straker and I’m interested in poetry and music which is why I’m here. Yesterday, I went to the Blake Sunday event which was very good. However, we were late for the journey and we almost searched the whole of the River Thames for the Blake talk. Along our way, (I was with my other friend Mickel and organiser of the event Lucy and also some other man who was late and decided to tag along) We encountered some very strange things, you know how you walk down London Bridge and sometimes there are some very strange acts, well yeah, that’s sort of what happened. See what can happen when you’re late?!
I was going to break, for William Blake
and then some man was coming along
we were walking and two others joined us
so we went on and on
we eventually joined to a long line
and said Hi to five others
we saw ten more in the Blake talk
and decided to follow each other
Here’s a clip from Mark Doty’s reading last night. The pictures you can see feature some of our bloggers in residence, George, Sara and Swithun.