Tuesday, 14 September 2010

September Poetry Pillow!

The monthly open mic poetry night took place on Friday, 10th of September at An Outlet, a bar on Manchester's Dale St. Compare Dominic O'Berry kicked the night off with “This Room Has Lips”, his nightclub-set poem. Following this featured more modern, sparky pieces from the participants, including “Shoe Goblin”, “Noose” and “Stone Man”.

A young man called Indigo read out a brave poem about getting your stuff back from your ex after a breakup. A lady then read out a poem designed in a numbered list form, about how to improve your life. I thought it was a pretty relevant piece- not just because of the advice, but because many of today's magazine articles are written in short list forms. Lots of modern literature- short novels, E-magazines etc.- is broken down into bitesize chunks like this funny poem was.

This month's winner received a bottle of blowing bubbles, a Coronation Street pint glass, some chess magnets and a novel based on a nintendo game. Woop woop!

A poet called Josh let us know that he's running an open mic night at Nexus Art Gallery. There will also be a question and answer session, which he assures us “usually ends in chaos.” Be there on Sunday 19th. More info:


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