I have been falling in love with poetry all over again lately, and in particular performance poetry. There is something that moves me so deeply when I listen to words being performed; the rhythm and the cadence, the beat.
I recently discovered the IndieFeed: Performance Poetry podcast, and have been listening to it non-stop for the last few days. There is such a wealth of good material in it, it’s worth digging through the archives if you like what you hear.
My favourite piece so far is probably still Anis Mojgani’s “Shake The Dust”. He performed it at TWLOHA Heavy & Light tour recently, where this was recorded…
“When the world knocks at your front door
Clutch the knob tightly
And open on up…”