Author Archives: David Barnes

James Jewell to guest at SpokenWord 17th December

James Jewell is a jack of all trades: poet, rambling man, singer songwriter, and sometimes slave to the big system to make a buck. He and his wife Kara have been kind of nomadic wonderers from their home in the … Continue reading

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Ellie O’Neill to guest at SpokenWord Monday 10th December

Ellie O’Neill is a 21 year old Irish songwriter living in Paris. Combining vocals and music that are at once delicate and powerful, her music is honest and open. Ellie takes inspiration from deeply personal experience that translates as both … Continue reading

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3rd December on SpokenWord… Mike Lemme

Our special guest this week will be a former intern for Jimmy Fallon and Conan O’Brien, Mike Lemme. Best known for his work at the UNDER St. Marks Theater in New York’s East Village. He wrote and produced 2018’s 50th … Continue reading

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Me (David Barnes) and Maher Ajamane chatting about poetry and stuff

Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud here.

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Heather Hartley to guest at SpokenWord Monday 26th November…

SpokenWord theme: Grace Heather Hartley is Paris Editor for Tin House magazine and the author of Adult Swim (2016) and Knock Knock (2010) both from Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her short fiction, poems, essays and interviews have appeared in or on PBS Newshour, The Guardian, Slice, The … Continue reading

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Remember, remember the 5th of November…

SpokenWord falls on November 5th this year… variously known as Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night or further back it was Gunpowder Treason Day. It celebrated the foiling of the Gunpowder Plot in 1605 in which Guy Fawkes and his conspirators … Continue reading

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SpokenWord 24th Sept: AMERICAS theme, guests JENNIFER BLOWDRYER & BONNY FINBERG

What Americas are possible? What Americas exist? What Americas are past and gone? JENNIFER BLOWDRYER got her dumb name from her SF punk band, the Blowdryers, in 1977. She’s written columns for Maximin rock’n’roll, New York press, and downtown, and … Continue reading

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Spoken word poetry is my passion – David Barnes

I’m a psychotherapist by day and a poet by night, and spoken word poetry is my passion. Both for the words and for the power of a performance that reaches out from the stage and touches your soul. The world … Continue reading

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Announcement

Our new call for submissions for the next Bastille magazine will be made tonight 2nd July 2018 at SpokenWord! More info here soon. Deadline midnight 31st July  

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SpokenWord on Monday 23rd April: Insults, Shakespearean and otherwise.

Thou cream faced loon! You scullion! You rampallian! You fustilarian! I’ll tickle your catastrophe! There’s no more faith in thee than in a stewed prune! It’s Shakespeare’s birthday (and deathday) once again so at SpokenWord we’re celebrating with a theme … Continue reading

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