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Keiron Higgins

Twitter: @Keironhiggspoet
Updated: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:06 pm

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Keiron Higgins is a 20 something "Punk Poet" (a term he's actually come to live with during performance) from the aisle of Halifax, West Yorkshire. Keiron started doing spoken word as a secondary outlet to music production in 2013 after seeing the likes of close friend and fellow punk poet Cayn White over the years, and been spurned on by attending Genevieve Walsh's (one member of the up and coming poet collective, FIRM OF POETS) first spoken word night. calling himself a proclaimed shape shifter, and a hard bitten poetic punk performing rapid fire rhyming tongue-fulls of lyrical eccentricity to point out the good and bad things in his life, in topics battles dyspraxia, oppression, depression and any given alcoholic beverage at hand. cited as been a cross between John Lydon, Travis Bickle and Mickey Pearce, In 2014 He has has graced (or "invaded") the spoken word stage at Rebellion Punk Festival in Blackpool, as a warm up act for when the main performers where about to perform. in 2015- 2016, he released his first chapbook "KEIRON HIGGINS: PUNK POET AND CUNNING-LINGUIST" and has become the co-host/compere for Genevieve Walsh's Spoken Weird night based in Halifax. On performance he has supported the likes of Atilla The Stockbroker, Steve Ignorant's Slice of Life, Evil Blizzard, and ex. Stiff Little Finger member Henry Cluney. His prolific CV as of supporting poet for acts and a regular at open mic nights in Sowerby bridge is often welcomed with praise and respect from his peers and headlining acts.

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An introduction: This is a poetic introduction piece that i read to give people an insight of me: My Mum was a punk My Dad a ted Together they had a child mixed up in the head One loved Siouxsie Sioux The other Elvis Presley And that was the conception of me So whilst one went to see CRASS The other collected his giro pass Mixing black with white in the 80s Wasn't all the rage Luckily they had this flatcapped wearing miscreant in the color beige..

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keiron higgins

Wed 4th Feb 2015 20:41

thanks very much Jackie! more to come, hopefully.

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Jackie Phillips

Wed 4th Feb 2015 16:56

Hi Kieron - welcome to WOL. I liked your sample poem, in fact I enjoyed it so much that I'm just popping off now to take a look at your blog posts.

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