9 Poetry as Protest – Kamil Mahmood, Belinda Rimmer plus open mic
Can poetry be an act of resistance? Kamil Mahmood's poetry and art explores activism, the Muslim/Pakistani diaspora, politics and the narratives of the overlooked and unheard. He champions words as tools for change. Kamil talks about his radical work and reads from his new collection from Verve Press.
Belinda Rimmer writes poems of ‘personal protest’. Her first collection Touching Sharks in Monaco (Indigo Dreams) deals with memory and the distortion of memory – things remembered, things imagined. It addresses loss and trauma in family histories, the transience of nature, and ecological concerns. The event includes readings of classic protest poems and literature of activism by writers including Adrienne Rich, William Blake and James Baldwin plus an open mic - come and read your protest poems!
Saili Katebe smashed the stage at last year’s Cheltenham Poetry Festival slam and is our reigning champion. He’s a spoken word artist who is rapidly gaining fame for his electrifying and potent performances.
You can reserve a place in the open mic when you book a ticket for this event by email to:
The first 8 ticket holders to request an open mic space are guaranteed the opportunity to read a poem.
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