Wow, so this year is cracking on by. I’ve been kind of quiet on here with regards to poetry. It’s strange because I don’t feel like my productivity has slumped in any way but writing one new poem in 7 weeks is kinda slack. Especially when I was churning out three or four a month last year.
Despite the facts not lying, I still feel creatively satisfied.
In the last month or so I’ve released my first ever poetry reading.
This was for Rough Mouth, which using the wholly arbitrary and inaccurate “most hits”, I adjudged to be one of my more popular poems.
It was shot in one take. It makes me cringe to watch my big stupid lips and weirdly aggressive looking eyes but I think that, for a first try, it’s actually not hideous. I will look to be doing more of these over the coming months and then perhaps try a bit of spoken word or visit some local groups.
I also acted in my friend’s short comedy film.
Will is a great comedy writer and puts a huge amount of work into directing and editing his pieces. Working with him is awesome, as long as we stay on topic and keep clear of games consoles.
Finally, on the subject of poetry. I may be ponderously slow at the moment but I genuinely believe that the half dozen or so poems I have lined up for Hell Yeah; Part Three, particularly Thrones and Sent, I Meant, are my best developed and most involved verse so far.
Hell Yeah; Part Three
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A very vital and alive presentation. I had forgotten how wonderful it is to hear poetry read!! Thank you. You might want to do your work in this way as you’re very good!
I agree with writersdream9 – listening to poetry read as a performance is wonderful. More, please. I also really enjoyed Will’s ‘Three Guys on a Sofa’ when you posted it the other week. Very clever and very funny. I think (re. output) that as long as you, the poet, are happy with the amount of poetry you are writing then everything is fine.
I think your reading is great – hearing poetry read brings it alive and lets me hear it how its meant to be heard. Nice work on the comedy video too…very funny!
Liked the poetry (would love to hear more as I likewise agree it was a wonderful performance) and loved the comedy! I needed a good laugh, thanks for sharing it. 🙂
😂 just made my night 3 guys on the sofa. I was actually feeling so crappy. Thanks for the follow and the video have cheered me. I can go to sleep happy Lol. 👀
That’s great, thanks for watching, glad we cheered you up!