Category Archives: Special guests

Trudie Shannon is our guest poet Monday 9th May

(Theme – Mother Earth) I’m Guernsey born and bred, a true islander. I have a strong affinity with and a great love and respect for the sea in all its moods and colours though the sea of the inner world is … Continue reading

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Open Secret 27th April – with Shehzar Doja

Our theme this Wednesday is “Freedom is dancing with both hands in the air!” Our featured poet is Shehzar Doja, visiting us from Luxembourg. BIO: Syed Shehzar M. Doja was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and currently resides in Luxembourg as … Continue reading

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Monday 18th April’s SpokenWord – Troy Yorke & Late Nite/tv/insomnia…

The theme tomorrow is: LATE NITE tv/insomnia And Mr Yorke is the guest poet. Here’s 18 things you didn’t know about troy Yorke…. Troy Yorke’s poetry seeks beauty in the absurd and surreal, celebrating the darker corners of life, our minds, … Continue reading

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Monday April 11th: it’s POLITICS IN THE NEWS with our special guest Jude Cowan Montague

Jude Cowan Montague is an artist. writer and composer. Her art works with factual news as well as imaginary ideas. She was an archivist for the Reuters Television Archive. Her first collection of poems For the Messengers (Donut Press 2011) … Continue reading

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Ranting, Rhyming, Revolting – with Janine Booth at SpokenWord 4th April

Janine Booth (www.janinebooth.com) is a poet, trade unionist, author and lefty campaigner from the UK. As ‘The Big J’, Janine was part of the 1980s ‘ranting poetry’ movement. She’s here with her new book ‘Ranting Rhyming Revolting’ and we’ve made … Continue reading

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The Hanging Gardens of Mitko Gogov

SpokenWord’s theme this Monday is GARDENS. And the guest poet is Mitko Gogov – Mitko Gogov, from Skopje, Macedonia, is a conceptual/multimedia artist and writer published in several anthologies of poetry and short fiction in the Balkans and translated into … Continue reading

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Lisa Pasold guest poet & writer Monday 14th March

Tomorrow’s theme is a good one – Mad as Hell. Lisa Pasold is a novelist, journalist and poet. Her most recent book of poetry, Any Bright Horse, was shortlisted for Canada’s Governor General’s Award. Lisa is the host and co-writer … Continue reading

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Jamika Ajalon – Guest poet Monday 7th March at SpokenWord

Jamika Ajalon is the guest poet next week – and the theme will be REFUGE/REFUGEES. bio: A disciple of the creative, Jamika is as an inter-disciplinary artist who works with different mediums independently, but also in  multiple  fusions- incorporating written … Continue reading

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Monday February 22nd. The theme is “Actors/Acting” with Frank Klötgen, our guest from Germany.

Frank Klötgen, is a slam poet from Munich and writer of hyperfictions. Singer of the band Marilyn’s Army for more than 25 years and 15 albums. In 1998, his multimedia novel “Die Aaleskorte der Ölig” was awarded with the “Pegasus”, … Continue reading

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Monday 15th: UNFAIRNESS & PREJUDICE with our guest poet Nicholas Karavatos

NICHOLAS KARAVATOS is a poet. A graduate of Humboldt State University in Arcata and New College of California in San Francisco, he currently teaches literature & writing at the American University of Sharjah near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. … Continue reading

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