Why not kick back for a night on Zoom this May, and join Alex, Lyndsay and the regulars at A Lovely Word for some poetry and fun. This month’s headliner is The Repeat Beat Poet.
The event is free and held online, 6 May, 8pm. The evening will start with a 20 minute headline slot, then headliner Q&A, then open mic poets. The event is broadcast over Zoom and Facebook Live.
The Repeat Beat Poet is Peter deGraft-Johnson (PJ), a Hip Hop Poet and broadcaster fusing traditional poetics and Hip Hop culture to capture and extend moments of time, thought, and feeling.
PJ has performed across the UK and internationally at venues including the Southbank Centre and Ronnie Scotts in London, performing alongside writers like Margaret Atwood, Salena Godden, and Roger Robinson.
He is also the co-founder of the Hip Hop open mic night Pen-Ting, a house emcee with Hip Hop label and jam night Imaginary Millions, and creator of the Spoken Word radio show #TheRepeatBeatBroadcast and the host of multi-award nominated Lunar Poetry Podcast, which is archived in the British Library.
Peter has been nominated for a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship, selected by BBC 1Xtra and the Roundhouse for their WordsFirst and Roundhouse Poetry Collective programmes, and is an Obsidian Foundation fellow. He is published by Magma Poetry, Bad Betty Press, and Poetry On The Picket Line, and his debut single This That was released in 2020 to rave reviews.
If you want to sign up for the open mic, a four minute slot via Zoom, Email: [email protected] before the 4th May midday, with your name and email. You will receive a confirmation the evening before the Open Mic.