Hit the Ode is a unique performance poetry night bringing world-class spoken word artists to the heart of Birmingham.
One regional, one national and one international poet perform alongside open micers.
Kamil is a Poet, Spoken word and Visual Artist based in Birmingham. His work explores identity, community, Islam, the British Pakistani diaspora, masculinity and international activism. He combines contemporary commentary with narratives of the often overlooked and unheard championing words as tools for change.
Amani is a London-born American-British-Indian-Middle-Eastern-etc spoken word artist. A member of the poetry collective The Yoniverse, Amani’s work brings the big issues to your kitchen table. It explores the crisis cultivated by living between sometimes (but not always) contradictory cultures, treading the line between masjid and mini skirt.
Oshanti Ahmed is a poet and performer. She was one of the winners of National Slambassador cohort of 2016 for The Poetry Society. Oshanti is currently part of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective 2019 and co-founder and facilitator of the Globe Poets collective which aims to deliver poetry workshop to young people in South London
Sign up for open mic on the night from 7pm: 7 slots up for grabs, maximum 3 minutes each, selected at random.