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  1. Lemn Sissay

    • JP
    • 18 May 07, 04:44 PM

    Lemn Sissay, acclaimed poet and playwright, was born to an Ethiopian mother and brought up by a white foster family and in children’s homes. His poems have been described as “songs of the street”.

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  1. Elvis McGonagall

    • JP
    • 11 May 07, 05:05 PM

    Elvis McGonagall - poet, twit and armchair revolutionary does the rhyming this week.

    Find out more about Elvis on his website.

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  1. Matt Harvey

    • JP
    • 4 May 07, 05:01 PM

    In 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.

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  1. Murray Lachlan Young

    • JP
    • 27 Apr 07, 03:19 PM

    Murray Lachlan Young has performed in many diverse situations: Mega festivals (and little ones), TV, film and theatre. From Shakespeare’s Globe to Speakers Corner via the main stage at Glastonbury. He has won over hostile crowds, been threatened with violence and even had to run for his life.

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  1. Elvis McGonagall

    • Becky Vincent
    • 20 Apr 07, 03:17 PM

    Elvis McGonagall - poet, twit and armchair revolutionary does the rhyming this week.

    Find out more about him on his website.

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  1. Racker Donnelly

    • JP
    • 13 Apr 07, 02:50 PM

    Racker Donnelly is a comedy poet who plays comedy and poetry clubs In Ireland, America, Australia and the UK. He was the UK Slam Champion Poet in 2005/6.

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  1. Matt Harvey

    • Becky Vincent
    • 6 Apr 07, 12:07 PM

    In 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK festival circuit.

    Continue reading "Matt Harvey"

  1. Lemn Sissay

    • JP
    • 30 Mar 07, 04:21 PM

    Lemn Sissay, acclaimed poet and playwright, was born to an Ethiopian mother and brought up by a white foster family and in children’s homes. His poems have been described as “songs of the street”.

    Continue reading "Lemn Sissay"

  1. Murray Lachlan Young

    • JP
    • 23 Mar 07, 01:56 PM

    This week’s poet, Murray Lachlan Young, has performed in many diverse situations: Mega festivals (and little ones), TV, film and theatre. From Shakespeare’s Globe to Speakers Corner via the main stage at Glastonbury. He has won over hostile crowds, been threatened with violence and even had to run for his life.

    Continue reading "Murray Lachlan Young"

  1. Elvis McGonagall

    • Becky Vincent
    • 16 Mar 07, 12:34 PM

    Elvis McGonagall - poet, twit and armchair revolutionary does the rhyming this week.

    Find out more about him on his website.

    Continue reading "Elvis McGonagall"

  1. Jude Simpson

    • JP
    • 9 Mar 07, 03:10 PM

    Jude Simpson is a comic poet, slam winner, lyricist, rhymer, entertainer, writer, singer and all-round lover of words.


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  1. Murray Lachlan Young

    • Becky Vincent
    • 2 Mar 07, 11:46 AM

    This week’s poet, Murray Lachlan Young, has performed in many diverse situations: Mega festivals (and little ones), TV, film and theatre. From Shakespeare’s Globe to Speakers Corner via the main stage at Glastonbury. He has won over hostile crowds, been threatened with violence and even had to run for his life.

    Continue reading "Murray Lachlan Young"

  1. Elvis McGonagall

    • JP
    • 23 Feb 07, 03:12 PM

    Elvis McGonagall - poet, twit and armchair revolutionary does the rhyming this week.

    Continue reading "Elvis McGonagall"

  1. Lemn Sissay

    • Becky Vincent
    • 16 Feb 07, 05:36 PM

    Lemn Sissay has just returned from a week's tour of India.

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  1. Matt Harvey

    • JP
    • 9 Feb 07, 03:49 PM

    In 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK festival circuit.

    Continue reading "Matt Harvey"

  1. Elvis McGonagall

    • JP
    • 2 Feb 07, 10:21 AM

    Elvis McGonagall - poet, twit and armchair revolutionary does the rhyming this week. Find out more about him on his website.

    Continue reading "Elvis McGonagall"

  1. Matt Harvey

    • JP
    • 26 Jan 07, 02:31 PM

    In 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.

    Continue reading "Matt Harvey"

  1. Murray Lachlan-Young

    • JP
    • 18 Jan 07, 02:49 PM

    This week’s poet, Murray Lachlan Young, has performed in many diverse situations: Mega festivals (and little ones), TV, film and theatre. From Shakespeare’s Globe to Speakers Corner via the main stage at Glastonbury. He has won over hostile crowds, been threatened with violence and even had to run for his life.

    Continue reading "Murray Lachlan-Young"

  1. Elvis McGonagall

    • JP
    • 12 Jan 07, 01:26 PM

    Elvis McGonagall - poet, twit and armchair revolutionary does the rhyming this week. Find out more about him on his website.

    Continue reading "Elvis McGonagall"

  1. Jude Simpson

    • JP
    • 5 Jan 07, 12:02 PM

    Jude Simpson is a comic poet, slam winner, lyricist, rhymer, entertainer, writer, singer and all-round lover of words.

    Continue reading "Jude Simpson"

  1. Matt Harvey

    • JP
    • 29 Dec 06, 11:22 AM

    In 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.

    Continue reading "Matt Harvey"

  1. Murray Lachlan Young

    • Becky Vincent
    • 22 Dec 06, 05:03 PM

    This week’s poet, Murray Lachlan Young, has performed in many diverse situations: Mega festivals (and little ones), TV, film and theatre. From Shakespeare’s Globe to Speakers Corner via the main stage at Glastonbury. He has won over hostile crowds, been threatened with violence and even had to run for his life.

    Continue reading "Murray Lachlan Young"

  1. Lemn Sissay

    • Becky Vincent
    • 15 Dec 06, 12:44 PM

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    Lemn Sissay has just returned from a mini residency in Arizona. He writes a regular column for Poetry Review, and will be the writer in residence for 2007 at The Royal Festival hall. He has recently judged the John Lewllyn Rhys Prize for literature for The Book Trust, and presented one of Radio 4’s Fact to Fiction programmes. He's also included in the Today Programme's online audio advent calendar

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  1. Stewart Henderson

    • JP
    • 8 Dec 06, 04:24 PM

    Stewart Henderson is a poet, songwriter and broadcaster. The Sunday Times described his children’s poetry as ‘essential reading’. Widely anthologised, Stewart’s verse is set for both GCSE and Key Stage in primary schools in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. His best selling ‘Who Left Grandad At The Chipshop?’ and ‘All Things Weird and Wonderful’ alongside his various collections for adults have seen him become a festival favourite at literary events.

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  1. Attila the Stockbroker

    • JP
    • 1 Dec 06, 12:30 PM

    Attila the Stockbroker has spent the last 25 years performing his work across the world at literary and music festivals, rock venues, arts centres, pubs, universities, schools, folk clubs and punk squats.

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