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Quotes - What People Are Saying
About Hammer & Tongue
Mark Gwynne Jones – UK performance
And Tongue must be one of the best community oriented gigs in
Britain. They have created a living, breathing monster of poetry. Where
else can you stage dive at a poetry gig?”
Marcus Moore, long time UK Slam organizer
wrote after one of our events:
it was wonderful. It was how all slams should be - alive,
passionate, diverse, wild, tense, tender, urgent... one moment
a powering beast, the next a floating feather. And throughout it
hosted with such finesse, with great good humour and with the
warmest arms of love.
reached the hearts and hearing parts of many. I applaud you and I thank
you for all you are doing to make the world a better place.”
Steve and Tim
Hammer and Tongue
Black and white
|The following was
posted on a website called the Chronicles Of Naomi:
just been to the
hammer and tongue 'poetry slam' at the
(absolutely packed ) 'brickworks' on
the Cowley Road in Oxford …The poetry slam was v. cool - there
was a couple of black poets from NYC on tour who were amazing
- funny, angry, 'paranoid' and gracious and then some local
non-professional poets who were entering the 'slam'.
The place was just full of such a cool bunch of really diverse people
black, white, young, old, a goodly smattering of eco-warrior/hippy
types. I am definitely going back! I wish the church was much more like
Dawn Saylor, A
touring US Slam Poet who performed at a Hammer and Tongue event wrote
the following on her website:
alive and healthy over here. Last night I was on a slam team
with Joel Chmara, Derrick Brown, and Taylor Mali. It was incredible.
None of the backbiting or "I'm gonna kick your ass", Is that a prop, is
she going over-time? Nope. Just a bunch of poets doing poetry that
really matters to them. To say I had a good time is an understatement.
I would even venture to say that we all had the best slam experience
that we could have possibly had. It was incredible. A crowd of at least
250 and 16 poets who were only there to share their words. There were
teams from London, Oxford, Birmingham, and the US. We won, yes. All of
you slammers who are disenchanted with slam lately, come to the UK.
It's what I imagine slam was like in the beginning. I want to move here.
The Oxford Times: “Poetry
For The Club Generation”
more photos of slam activity or the performers see
contact Hammer And Tongue.
Recent feature of
Hammer And Tongue in Isis Magazine can be found at http://isis.ospl.org/