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Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young makes stand up poetry, spoken word & performance art & he is on Saturday Live poetry detail this week
Luke WrightLuke Wright takes the noble art of poetry by the scruff of the neck and turns it into something to delight.
Luke's poems.
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Read Kate's Poems
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Matt's poems.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary brings his poetry to us.
Read his poems here
Susan RichardsonSusan Richardson is a poet, performer & educator based in Cardiff. She regularly performs at literary festivals & environmental events up & down the country. Read Susan's poems
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young makes stand up poetry, spoken word & performance art & he is on Saturday Live poetry detail this week
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Read Kate's poems.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary brings his poetry to us.
Read his poems here
Luke WrightLuke Wright takes the noble art of poetry by the scruff of the neck and turns it into something to delight.
Luke's poems.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young makes stand up poetry, spoken word & performance art & he is on Saturday Live poetry detail this week
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Read Kate's poems.

Kate on You Tube
Matt HarveyMatt Harvey is a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Susan RichardsonSusan Richardson is a poet, performer & educator based in Cardiff. She regularly performs at literary festivals & environmental events up & down the country. Read Susan's poem.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young makes stand up poetry, spoken word & performance art & he is on Saturday Live poetry detail this week
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary brings his poetry to us.
Kate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young makes stand up poetry, spoken word & performance art & he is on Saturday Live poetry detail this week
Luke WrightLuke Wright takes the noble art of poetry by the scruff of the neck and turns it into something to delight.
Luke's poems.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary brings his poetry to us.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Read Matt's poems.
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young  made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Read Matt's poems.
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Read Kate's poems
Luke WrightLuke Wright takes the noble art of poetry by the scruff of the neck and turns it into something to delight.
Luke's poems.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young makes stand up poetry, spoken word & performance art & he is on Saturday Live poetry detail this week
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary brings his poetry to us.
Read Elvis' poems
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Read Matt's poems.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - stand-up poet, armchair revolutionary & recumbent rocker struts his poetic stuff this week. Read his poems here
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young  made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Luke WrightLuke Wright takes the noble art of poetry by the scruff of the neck and turns it into something to delight.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young  made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Kate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Read Kate's poems
Matt HarveyPoet, columnist & enemy of all that’s difficult & upsetting - Matt Harvey is our poet this week. Matt's official website
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall is covered in tartan with poems at the ready.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young  made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Lemn SissayLemn Sissay is a Manchester born, London based poet who is currently artist in residence at the South Bank Centre.
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Read Kate's poems
Matt HarveyMatt Harvey is in the poetry hotseat this Saturday. Find out more about Matt and read his previous poems
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary brings his poetry to us.
Read Elvis' poems
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young makes stand up poetry, spoken word & performance art & he is on Saturday Live poetry detail this week
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Read Kate's poems
Luke wrightLuke Wright takes the noble art of poetry by the scruff of the neck and turns it into something to delight. 
Read Luke's poems.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall is covered in tartan and full of poem.

Read this week's poems
Lemn SissayLemn Sissay is a Manchester born, London based poet who is currently artist in residence at the South Bank Centre.
Murray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Matt HarveyMatt Harvey is a poet, columnist & enemy of all that’s difficult & upsetting - & he joins us live in the studio this week.
Read Matt's poems
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, writer & performer based in the North East of England. Hear her verse this Saturday
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary brings his poetry to us.
 Read this week's poems
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs & underground cabaret venues of mid nineties London. (& it was his birthday yesterday!) Read this week's poem
Lemn SissayLemn Sissay is a Manchester born, London based poet who is currently artist in residence at the South Bank Centre.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
This week's poems.
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian & performance & writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne read her poems for this week
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary joins us this week.
Read this week's poems
Murray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Matt HarveyPoet, columnist & enemy of all that’s difficult & upsetting - Matt Harvey is our poet this week. Matt's official website
 
Read Matt's poems for this week
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne.
 This week's poems.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
This week's poems.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - wearing a kilt despite the cold weather, a hardy man!
Check out this week's poems
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She recently came second (by 0.1 point!) in the Radio 4 Poetry Slam. Read Kate's poems for this week.
In 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit. Matt's poems for this week.
Murray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Matt's poems for this week.
Lemn Sissay, photo by James RossLemn Sissay is a Manchester born, London based poet who is currently artist in residence at the South Bank Centre. Read Lemn's poems.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Read Matt's poems.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall - tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary joins us this week.
Poems for 10th November.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Read Matt's poems for his week
Lemn SissayLemn returns to delight us with more fresh, masterful rhymes
Read Lemn's poems for this week
Lemn's Official website
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Kate FoxKate Fox is a poet, comedian and performance and writing facilitator based in Newcastle upon Tyne. She recently came second (by 0.1 point!) in the Radio 4 Poetry Slam.

Read Kate's poems for this week and find out more about her here
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Read Matt's poems for this week
Lemn SissayLemn is originally from Manchester & is currently poet in residence at The South Bank Centre in London
Read Lemn's poems for this week
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young is back; his poetry at the ready. 
Elvis McGonigallIt's the return of the tartan clad wordsmith - Elvis McGonagall is in the house
Read Elvis' poems for this week
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall is in the building.
Don’t step on his blue suede verse.
Elvis' poems for this week
Matt HarveyIn 1992 Matt Harvey began performing poems and is now a veteran of the UK’s festival circuit.
Poems for 14 July 2007.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall- tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary.
Read the poems for 30 June.
Lemn SissayLemn Sissay is a writer and poet born and raised in the Manchester area. Now based in London – he moved for love not for money - Lemn is writer in residence at The South Bank in London. He is presently commissioned to write a poem that will be inlaid in sculpture in the heart of Europe’s richest financial district, The City. He is finishing his latest book of poetry “Listener” and in terms of recording, Lemn wrote and recorded a poem on the award winning Leftfield album Leftism. He also presents documentaries on Radio 4, the last being a documentary on WH Auden’s Night Mail. He travels the world reading his poetry.

Lemn's poems for 23 June
Matt HarveyPoet, columnist, enemy of all that’s difficult and upsetting, Matt performs up and down the country at festivals, cabarets, conferences and colleges and shares his thoughts with the world his day-to-day thoughts with the world at www.soulandsoil.com. The Guardian described him (accidentally) as “one of Britain’s leading poets”, the Dorset Echo as “fabulously understated”, and the Times as “a word-based organism from Devon.” The Independent called him “a pale man in a suit”. His latest book is The Hole in the Sum of my Parts “It’s a tiny treasure – not only funny, but tender and true” (William Cook, The Guardian).
 
Matt's poems for 16 June
Elvis McGonagallElvis McGonagall- tartan clad poet, twit and armchair revolutionary.
Read the poems.
Murray Lachlan YoungMurray Lachlan Young made his name as a writer performer in the Rock clubs and underground Cabaret venues of mid nineties London.

He is working on various projects including modern cautionary tales for children.

Murray's poems for 2 June 2007
Alison BrumfittOver the years, of which there are getting to be quite a few, Alison Brumfitt has performed her unique, insightful and humorous brand of poetry around the Country including: Glastonbury, Leicester, Swindon, Ledbury, Cheltenham and Henley Festivals. She lives in Oxfordshire and performs there quite a lot, which cuts down on travelling. She likes Kinda Surprise Eggs, Whiskey and silly dancing.

Alison's poems for 26 May 2007
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