Find the Right Words
About This Show
Find The Right Words is a poetry and rap night in Leicester which each month features two of the most exciting performers from around the UK.
There are also 10 open mic spots to local acts and the challenge for an audience member to write and perform a poem based on suggestions from the audience.
On this monthly podcast Jess Green introduces a selection of poems from the open mic spots and highlights from the headliners.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 6: Rebecca Tantony and Ben Mellor
Ben Mellor returns to the same venue where he previously brought his touring show Anthropoetry, which as well as hitting the Edinburgh Frine twice, also toured Australia.
In his own words: "I live in Manchester. I like cooking. I won the 2009 BBC Radio 4 National Poetry Slam. I no longer have a cat."
Rebecca Tantony is a poet, and performer, and passionate teacher who has taught in San Francisco and also runs the Bristol branch of Hammer and Tongue. Her second collection "All the Journeys I Never Took" will be published by Burning Eye Books in 2017 and a live version funded by Arts Council England will also tour next year.
This episode features a grand spanking new speed poet, open mic poems about hope for the world, no hope for the world, and 100 marriage proposals.
Theme Songs "Singing in the Rain instrumental" and "Mocking Bird instrumental" by David Mumford.
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