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Verse First is a monthly Podcast hosted by writer and poet Adrian B Earle (AkA Think/Write/Fly) and produced and edited by Kallen Daynes and Gavin Randhawa, exploring the themes that resonate in contemporary poetry. Audio essays featuring interviews with your next favourite poet on the creation of their work, the craft of verse. These musings on verse are accompanied by unique studio readings of some of the most fantastic artists of both page and stage.

Verse First is a monthly Podcast hosted by writer and poet Adrian B Earle (AkA Think/Write/Fly) and produced and edited by Kallen Daynes and Gavin Randhawa, exploring the themes that resonate in contemporary poetry. Audio essays featuring interviews with your next favourite poet on the creation of their work, the craft of verse. These musings on verse are accompanied by unique studio readings of some of the most fantastic artists of both page and stage.

Location:

United Kingdom

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Verse First is a monthly Podcast hosted by writer and poet Adrian B Earle (AkA Think/Write/Fly) and produced and edited by Kallen Daynes and Gavin Randhawa, exploring the themes that resonate in contemporary poetry. Audio essays featuring interviews with your next favourite poet on the creation of their work, the craft of verse. These musings on verse are accompanied by unique studio readings of some of the most fantastic artists of both page and stage.

Twitter:

@VerseFirst1

Language:

English

Contact:

07794477003


Episodes

Ep 12. Pete Bearder & Stage Invasion: Poetry and the Spoken Word Renaissance

3/6/2020
In episode 12 of the Verse First Poetry Podcast. I chat to Pete 'the temp' Bearder about Stage invasion: Poetry and the spoken word renaissance. While his performance and verse experiments are stellar, his videos going viral and his feature slots and workshops packed, Pete has also turned his focus to documenting the academic, technical and esoteric practices of the spoken word. as a fellow traveller in the strange and verbose land that is the fine art of putting words together. it was a...

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 11: Roy McFarlane, Writing from the Margins & The Healing Next Time

2/4/2020
ThinkWriteFly sits down with Poet Roy McFarlane, talking about the role of the community poet His latest collection 'the Healing Next Time', What it means to write tragedy, oppression and state violence, and the struggle not to become defined by it & the power of being able to own your story.

Duration:01:03:15

Ep 10. Verve Poetry Festival Throwback pt 2

1/6/2020
Were Back! with Episode 10, Part 2 of the Verve Poetry Festival. with chats and poems from Momtaza Mehri, Theresa Lola, Sophie Collins, Vani Capildeo and Sumita Chakraborty. Each of these poets deserves an episode to themselves, but in one wonderful day in February I got to have Quick sit down interviews with all of them. our conversation presented with great poems I've gleaned from their back catalogue.

Duration:00:48:03

Ep 9: Besharam Deep Dive with Nafeesa Hamid

6/13/2019
This Episode I sat down with the fantastic Nafeesa Hamid to do a Deep dive on her Collection Besharam and get real about the process of writing poems in sequence, adding 'poet' to your identity, the structure of a collection and the fear of losing/ releasing your poetry to the world. as always If you like what you hear, please consider supporting the Podcast and other Poetry Projects on www.versefirst.org https://www.patreon.com/VerseFirstPoetry

Duration:00:43:56

Ep 8: Verve Poetry Festival Throwback

5/1/2019
In episode 8 of the podcast, we look back to the 4 days of poetic splendour that was the Verve poetry festival that took place at the Old rep theatre Birmingham in February. Featuring discussion with Cynthia Miller and Anthony Anaxagorou alongside poetry from Inua Ellams RAP Party poets: Jess May Davies, Casey Bailey, Aliyah Hasina & Sean Colletti. If you like the Pod, please support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/VerseFirstPoetry

Duration:00:47:41

Ep 7: Poetry of Protest pt.3: Poets Against Racism

3/25/2019
We went to Wolverhampton Literary Festival to record with Poets Against Racism, a grassroots artivist group using spoken word to challenge divisive dialogues of white supremacy and encourage progressive discussions about race. Proudly anti-racist, anti-fascist and channelling the UK protest art movements born in the melting pots of British inner cities. we sat down with the founder of the movement Manjit Sahota, leader of their Nottingham chapter as he brings the word to the Midlands....

Duration:00:39:16

Ep 6: Poetry Of Protest Part 2 - Grim Chip and The Picket Line poets

2/10/2019
In Episode 6 of the Pod, we sat down with Grim Chip of the picket line poets to talk the movement. The poetry of the Political and whether verse making itself is an act of Protest. We are Live on Patreon! If you love listening to the pod as much as we love Making it. Please consider supporting us for a little as $2 a month. https://www.patreon.com/VerseFirstPoetryPodcast

Duration:00:39:00

Ep 5: The Bad Boy Poet: The Self In Verse Part 2

12/13/2018
This Episode we continue the exploration of confessional verse in a Sit down with Scott Manley Hadley 'The bad boy poet' talking Masculinity, love, Pierce Brosnan, Pooping, the Perils of being emotionally vulnerable in a world that demands transparency yet punishes weakness, and dogs.

Duration:00:46:21

Ep 4: Poetry As Psychogeography Pt1

11/9/2018
This month we sit down with Dr Angela France and talk poets as Psychogeographers, the Act of capturing the 'Truth' of a place with methods dreamt up by angry Frenchmen in 1968, But used liberally as a tool of poetics ever since. We figure out what it is to capture a place in a poem and talk the process and development of Angela's Psychogeographic collection the hill.

Duration:00:38:21

Ep 3: The Poetry Of Protest Part 1: Leader of the Opposition

10/1/2018
On our Third Episode, We sit Down with Political poet Jess Green, ask her about why she takes on Parliament with poems. Why the politics of the left seems to attract verse-makers. and what could possibly rhyme with Brexit.

Duration:01:00:29

Ep 2: The Self in Verse

6/17/2018
This Episode I sit down with Casey Bailey and Hannah Ledlie to talk about the use of “I”, Its ability, intentional or not to connect the voice of a poem to the poet. And what that can mean for both poet and poem.

Duration:00:34:14

Ep 1: Tell it out loud!

4/30/2018
On Episode 1 of the verse first Poetry podcast, Think/Write/Fly Sits down with Poets Yomi Sode and Khairani Barokka to figure out why Poets are still a thing? and why the art of storytelling in verse spoken aloud is unlikely to go anywhere anytime soon.

Duration:00:38:40