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Rhymes, Rock & Revolution: The Story of Performance Poetry

Is poetry the new rock 'n' roll - or is rock 'n' roll the new poetry? This documentary explores how the edges between performance poetry and popular music have become blurred - a radical cross-pollination that began 50 years ago when Allen Ginsberg stormed the stage of the Royal Albert Hall. In the year when the Beats met the Beatles, the event turned a young generation on to verse - a revolution that shows no sign of slowing down in today's urban music and slam poetry scenes.

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1 hour

Last on

Sun 1 Oct 2017 23:00


Role Contributor
PresenterJohn Cooper Clarke
PresenterHollie McNish
PresenterPhill Jupitus
ProducerKemi Majekodunmi
DirectorKemi Majekodunmi
Executive ProducerPauline Law

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A season of poets and poetry, centred around National Poetry Day on 8 October 2015.