Think Aloud podcast - Contemporary poetry: why I am not a poet

In this episode of Think Aloud, presented by Harriet Fitch Little, we turn our attention to poetry, and sit down with the London poet and founder of poetry collective Out-Spoken, Anthony Anaxagorou. 

With him we delve into how poetry can rewrite history, and bring unreported issues to the surface. We also discuss his own journey through poetry, developing and establishing his own voice, and subverting the conventions of performance poetry to open up the medium.

Contemporary poetry: why I am not a poet by Southbank Centre: Think Aloud


We also hear from South Korean poet Kim Hyesoon, for whom breaking established rules has been key to her poetry, on why the language of women comes from more than just the mouth.


I mean as a kid I absolutely despised was as dry as trigonometry… it was like looking at a traffic cone
Anthony Anaxagorou


Out-Spoken’s year-long residency at Southbank Centre continues on 20 June with poetry from Ilya Kaminsky, Kei Miller and Sabrina Mahfouz and live music from Gabriella Vixen and Lloyd Llewellyn.

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