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FAQ with Rick Dove

In July this year Rick Dove became the oldest ever Hammer & Tongue National Slam Champion. Rick was a participant in our Red Sky Sessions and he was a huge part of the community of writers building around that program. We caught up with him to find out a bit more about his plans, his process and everything the future holds. He’s –…

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Kat Francois

Slam Poetry: how do you maintain truth and authenticity in the face of success and demand?

Owen Craven-Griffiths Apples and Snakes’ Producer for the Midlands When it comes to spoken word it can sometimes be hard to define success. For many poets one indicator can be winning a major slam title. This was the case for me. In 2007 I won the UK Slam Championships at Stratford Theatre Royal under my…

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