Neil Hilborn on Self Care as a Poet

Neil Hilborn on Self Care as a Poet

In 2011, Neil Hilborn’s poetry slam team placed first in the US College Poetry Slam. 

Poet Dan Simpson: “Computers Don’t Know What a Cliché is”

Poet Dan Simpson: “Computers Don’t Know What a Cliché is”

Dan Simpson is a former Canterbury Laureate, and has performed at the Glastonbury Festival, Roundhouse Camden, and the BBC Fringe Slam. 

Pollyanna

Pollyanna

The Paradise Palms is a difficult venue in which to perform. 

Poet Pete De-Graft Johnson on Balancing Art and Business

Poet Pete De-Graft Johnson on Balancing Art and Business

Pete De-Graft Johnson, also known as The Repeat Beat Poet, is a poet and organiser of The PAD, a studio and events space in London. 

​Why Attila the Stockbroker Quit the Fringe, and Why He Came Back

​Why Attila the Stockbroker Quit the Fringe, and Why He Came Back

Attila the Stockbroker began performing poetry in the 1980s, and since then has toured the world. 

Interview: Poets Against Humanity's ​Andrew Blair & Ross McCleary

Interview: Poets Against Humanity's ​Andrew Blair & Ross McCleary

Andrew Blair and Ross McCleary are Edinburgh-local writers and collaborators. 

Content vs Style - Poet Joel Auterson on Slam Culture

Content vs Style - Poet Joel Auterson on Slam Culture

Joel Auterson is an otter admirer and a host of the Boomerang Club, a regular poetry night in London. 

Shruti Chauhan on Competing in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam

Shruti Chauhan on Competing in the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam

Shruti Chauhan is a poet and performer from Leicester. 

Adele Hampton on Sincerity in Slamming

Adele Hampton on Sincerity in Slamming

Adele Hampton was a member of the Washington DC 2013 Beltway Poetry’s National Slam Team. 

​Sophia Walker on the BBC Slam:

​Sophia Walker on the BBC Slam: "I Want it to be Impossible to Lose"

Sophia Walker is an internationally renowned poet. 

Harry Baker on Don't Flop Rap Battle's Influence on The Harry and Chris Show

Harry Baker on Don't Flop Rap Battle's Influence on The Harry and Chris Show

In 2012, Harry Baker became the youngest ever World Poetry Slam Champion. 

​Buddy Wakefield on Taking His Books Out of Print

​Buddy Wakefield on Taking His Books Out of Print

Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken-word artist, featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National, and signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Re... 

Iona Lee: 'When I started I was just a teenager writing poetry, and I’m still that, really.'

Iona Lee: 'When I started I was just a teenager writing poetry, and I’m still that, really.'

Iona Lee was born in Edinburgh and brought up in East Lothian.