Verb New Voices, Philip Langeskov, Professor Karmadillo, Evaluating Spoken Word Poetry
Ian McMillan takes to the stage in front of an audience at Norwich Arts Centre to introduce the second of the Verb New Voices performances. Two emerging spoken word artists, Deborah 'Debris' Stevenson and John Osborne premiere the pieces they've developed over the Summer.
The Norwich-based writer Philip Langeskov has studied creative writing at the prestigious University of East Anglia and is a hotly tipped writer of short stories. For The Verb he reads a new piece inspired by landscape of Dunwich on the Suffolk coast, a place which fired the writing of the late W.G Sebald whose 'Rings Of Saturn' confirmed him as the bard of this part of England.
Professor Karmadillo is on a mission to make science fun and accessible by performing songs of science on topics ranging from particle physics to genetics. He performs his classic song 'You Must be Mendel' for the Verb.
And Chris Gribble from the Writer's Centre Norwich and poet Tim Clare discuss how to evaluate spoken word poetry.