Friday, January 07, 2011

LONDON: Hammer & Tongue Open Poetry Slam

Monday, January 10th, 2011, 7.30pm
Green Note Cafe,
106 Parkway

What could be more conducive to a January Detox than a bit of poetic retox? Nothing, that's what, which is why we've got two corking poets for you at this month's Hammer and Tongue, plus a lush slam and something wheatgrassy.

H&T’s open poetry slam is back with Byron Vincent and Tim Wells and a super duper special London guest poet.

The slam is open to all poets, first timers always welcome. The first eight to sign up at the door get in for free and a place in the slam. The long-awaited slam final is scheduled for Feb and the winner will get a place in the H&T national slam final which will be happening at the end of Feb.

We are delighted, as ever, to be welcoming Byron Vincent's unique brand of barking doggerel back to the stage. With poems about Bob Holnes, stalkers, and sink estates somewhere in the North, Byron is not to be missed. Byron's published his first collection with Luke Wright's Nasty Little Press last year and is hailed as one to watch at  festivals across the country each year. For a little taster visit

Tim Wells, bard of the East End, darling of the Betsey Trotwood and founder of poetry magazine Rising will also be joining us. Tim, who has toured the US with his work, seen it translated into Chinese and German and been nominated for the Forward Prize, is one of the very best poets in London. You’ll love him.

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