I'm a performance poet and focus mainly on big issues within society, (usually with a humourous slant.)I perform regularly at Sticks and Stones, a poetry evening in Leeds. I was recently special guest there. I also recently performed with Brendon Mcleod at a Wicked Words event. I am doing an English Literature and Theatre Studies degree and I am also in the process of setting up an organisation called Burning Pages. It's a creative writing and drama based scheme aiming to involve the local teenagers in performance poetry. I am a member of the National Youth Theatre and relish the performance aspect of my work.
Modern Revolution. Einstein and Curie, strung up in the streets, we're burning intelligence, come and take your seats. Their ideas and fury get trampled by the feet- of the public queueing for the next copy of heat. Wordsworth and Austen's pages fuel the fire, Of Mozart's and Chopin's funeral pyre. Let's hear it for the modern revolution! Burn it all, burn it all, is the new resolution. We're dumming down T.V. and we're dimming down the lights, To ignore what we see, well, that's basic human rights... Everyone cares about hunger and strife, and everyone knows about politics and life, yet, what we're talking about is... who's in rehab, and Jade Goody's kebab, and all this nothingness, Isn't it sad?
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