|Thaddeus and the Firing Squad (Kit's on the right!)|
I hadn't been to a poetry evening for years so I was a little ring rusty, but all in all it was a very enjoyable evening. The event was organised under the auspices of http://www.rrrants.co.uk/ who are intent on taking poetry out into the world and although the quality of the poetry on offer was decidedly patchy some of the acts were terrific.
|Lobby Lud (in the hat) backed by The Antipoets|
Much of the rest was simply too crude to have much interest. Shock is a useful tool in poetry but it should be used to season the poem rather than become the poem. Some of the stuff being performed was simply too gynaecological for my taste: the performers were using their poetry as a cheap form of transactional analysis, substituting verbalised shit for talent.
Still the diamonds in the smut made it a very enjoyable evening. Well recommended.