Author Archives: David Barnes


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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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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Guest poet on December 4th – Lisa Pasold

Theme: the corner pub Lisa Pasold is a Canadian novelist, journalist and poet, who lives inParis. Her 2012 book of poetry, “Any Bright Horse” was shortlisted for Canada’s Governor General’s Award. In the course of research, Lisa has been thrown … Continue reading

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Monday 9th October at SpokenWord

Theme – The Art of Love Guest – Kristina Vaughan Kristina has been a regular at SpokenWord for the last 4 years as well as performing at the other poetry and music open mics in Paris. Now she’s crowdfunding to … Continue reading

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5th September – An evening of disruptive and provocative poetry, performance & music

Launching the 11th issue of Maintenant – a Dada magazine out of New York. 7.30pm-11pm at La Cave Café, 134 rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris. Métro Marcadet-Poissonniers (lines 4 & 12) See Three Rooms Press website for more details.

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SpokenWord Paris goes to Brussels: May 4-5-6-7

Paris meets Brussels Link to Brussels event An international expedition of poets has been organised to strengthen links with poets in the North in these dark political times… A poet exchange, you might say. The first phase involves 5 of … Continue reading

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Spoken Word Istanbul (in Elle magazine, 2017)

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Matt Jones – guest poet at SpokenWord 27th Feb 2017

SpokenWord theme: Reincarnation Matt Jones has penned prose and poetry about his experiences in Canada, Afghanistan, Nicaragua, China, and while on a warship. In Ottawa he worked as the artistic director of VERSeFest 2015, and was an editor of In/Words magazine, where … Continue reading

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