Oxjam Beeston Takeover 2011
We’ve sat back and watched with delight as MulletProofPoet has established himself on the poetry circuit. Here, he reads The Galleries of Justice League, where he imagines what super heroes would be doing with their bat mobiles if they lived in Nottingham. MPP will have his first collection, Citizen Kaned, published by Crystal Clear Creators in February 2011 and we can’t wait for more of his cheeky slurs on contemporary culture.
Aly Stoneman , our Poetry Ed and recent winner of the Nottingham Poetry Society Slam, read Distant Star, homage to her childhood home of Devon. Aly will be reading at our Gunpowder, Treason and Pot event at the Nottingham Contemporary on 4 November. She also has her first collection, Lost Lands, published with Crystal Clear Creators in February 2011.
Sue Dymoke was an appropriate poet having formerly worked for Oxfam. Here she reads two poems inspired from a recent visit to Auckland, New Zealand. The first, Getting Rid, was inspired by an Auckland tradition in which people turf out all of their unwanted rubbish on to the street for people to collect as and when needed (or what we know locally as bin day.) The second poem is completely comprised of sayings found in Aunt Daisey’s Book of Handy Hints which was left to the friend’s she was staying with. Hearing a poem contain the line ‘being wary of pussy willow’ and ‘renewing mouldy pudding’ is something I never expected to hear. Then again, I never thought I’d be listening to poetry in a bus depot.