Hello. Things are coming to an end. Lockdown is almost over for a lot of people. Except for the fact there will be hundreds of thousands of disabled people not able to physically work just yet. The virus is still around and a big problem for the most vulnerable in society to get out and about. What are we doing for them?
The theatres are on the brink, but do theatres need to be both physical and virtual? Are we blocking off thousands of potential audience members that could see the work using social media? Especially when it’s a free non-ticketed event? Even with ticket paying shows, why can’t they be streamed on Zoom, or have a limited number of people on the portal? Is it time to write off the night out and make it a night in like everything else?
The reshaping of theatre could allow performances to be online. There are already online streaming theatre sites up and running, should this be a bigger part of the live experience than we think?
How to write and edit poetry ~ my top tips are just write it. Leave it for a day or two. Even an year. Come up back to it and write it again and edit the two pieces into the best poem with the best lines. Remember that every line needs to be a punch. Fast or slow. That is your choice but every one of a poem lines needs to hurt the listener in some way or another. Your job as a creative is to settle the disturbed and disturb the sleeping. And if people like the poem or don’t like the poem you did a good job because you made them think. I have a lot of tips online so check out them on my blog post on the website
What am I interested in ~ Honestly poetry, music, and performance art. Without them I wouldn’t even get up by 12 noon and arts and football on a weekend for a break makes me want to live. The only way to live is for enjoyment
Any recommendations ~ My favourite poet is Luke Wright. Check him out. Tiny bit rude but some times rude is good. Most people don’t agree but they can shut up and just don’t listen. Another amazing poet is Joelle Taylor. She is an amazing wordsmith and go to out:spoken if you are in London after lock down is over. Look up John Cooper Clarke and his poem Twat. It is the best poem ever written in my opinion. They can’t find a good word for you, but I can. Twat. It’s the best bit of poetry in the world in my opinion. Another incredible poet is Jonathan G. He is very painful to read but that is why you like him.
Why should we write at all ~ Writing is about giving voices, yours, the disabled people in your community. The black people in your community matter. Women matter and we should more woman in power. Your sex matters. Difference is the key to peace. And all working together is the key to the climate emergency. All together. All safe. All can live for life. The world is one planet and that is the way forward to save the human race. Some people won’t say but the climate emergency is actually a human emergency. If we don’t protect life, we will die. Writers have a big job putting that across.
What am I working on now ~ Well I am writing a Poetry book right now for some time later this year. I am planning a social media take over. Kerry, I want to be famous make that happen hahaha. Actually I will have two pieces about Climate change out next year if they go ahead. One for Drake Music, a disabled focused music company. And one for Inside Out festival in Dorset if everything works
I would also like to know if you want your poetry shared through my social media. I’m offering to film myself reading your poems to camera, to share online, with credit to you. If this sounds like something you would like me to do for you, please email email@example.com
Jonny Fluffypunk – He takes the normality of loving things and talks about them in a loving dreamy and funny way. His work has a punchy rhythm to it.Joelle Taylor – The imagery and potency makes punches to your soul. Rhythmic sounding hurts you hard.Luke Wright – He has an energetic beat and rhythmic sound that makes you listen to his words.