I took part in the Wicked Words open mic event last night at 7 Arts in Chapel Allerton. What a splendid night – some awesome poetry about cauliflowers, grandparental love and something about dolphins on sandwich packets. All in an evening’s course for live literature, it is so energising to see.
And an unexpected appearance and performance by Lemn Sissey. I and other open mic performers were on after him, it turned out – and he is a pretty awesome stage presence. Quite an honour really and great to see how poetry and writing “hierarchies” can be flattened so easily and joyously.
Looks like I will be doing some Vermin Cycle for them at the next event in March as a support act – more to follow!