The words unfreeze in my mouth (spoken word version)

I recorded this poem for the International Poetry Circle on Twitter the other day (hashtag #InternationalPoetryCircle) and wanted to share it with you here too. You can turn on the captions in the YouTube video by using the dot menu at the top right of the screen. You can also read the text of the poem here if you prefer.

No April Fool (spoken word version)

This is the spoken word video version of my poem No April Fool. For the text of the poem, switch on captions in the settings on the YouTube video above, or read the text version of this poem in the post immediately below this one. If you’re interested in spoken word and poetry readings in general, check out the hashtag #InternationalPoetryCircle on Twitter. Started by poet Tara Skurtu, the circle encourages poets and poetry lovers to share their own poems, or their favourite poems, through video or print. It’s a way to positively connect through words and creativity during this immensely stressful and trying time of isolation.

Eggshells (spoken word version)

Have you heard of the International Poetry Circle on Twitter yet? If not, click on the following tag and check it out: #InternationalPoetryCircle. The circle is the brainchild of poet and writer Tara Skurtu. She started the circle as a way for people around the world to connect during quarantine due to COVID-19. Poets from around the world are sending in videos of their work, and written versions/links to poems are encouraged also so that full accessibility and inclusivity is achieved. I’ve contributed a couple of poems that I’ve been meaning to record for a while now, and I’ll continue to record more videos over the coming days and weeks. If you’re a poetry enthusiast, but don’t actually write yourself, you can also participate by taking a video of yourself reading your favourite poems. Enjoy this marvellous poetry circle; it’s such a meaningful and real way for people to connect and a wonderful, positive outcome of the current terrifying and distancing situation. Stay safe, stay healthy, read poetry.

Above is a spoken word poetry reading of my poem Eggshells. If you’d like to read the poem instead or as well, please check out this link.

unusually calm in a crisis (spoken word version)

Have you heard of the International Poetry Circle on Twitter yet? If not, click on the following tag and check it out: #InternationalPoetryCircle. The circle is the brainchild of poet and writer Tara Skurtu. She started the circle as a way for people around the world to connect during quarantine due to COVID-19. Poets from around the world are sending in videos of their work, and written versions/links to poems are encouraged also so that full accessibility and inclusivity is achieved. I’ve contributed a couple of poems that I’ve been meaning to record for a while now, and I’ll continue to record more videos over the coming days and weeks. If you’re a poetry enthusiast, but don’t actually write yourself, you can also participate by taking a video of yourself reading your favourite poems. Enjoy this marvellous poetry circle; it’s such a meaningful and real way for people to connect and a wonderful, positive outcome of the current terrifying and distancing situation. Stay safe, stay healthy, read poetry.

Above is a spoken word poetry reading of my poem unusually calm in a crisis. If you’d like to read the poem instead/as well, please check out the post below this one.