Niall O'Sullivan

high brow, low brow, none of that stuff in the middle

about me

I host Poetry Unplugged, London’s longest running poetry open mic. Our tradional venue, The Poetry Cafe, is currently closed for a major refurbishment so we are running every Tuesday at the Betsey Trotwood until we return in the Summer of 2017. I have hosted many other events such as Apples and Snakes, Book Slam, Latitude Festival, The Fling Festival and the Big Issue Film Festival.

I am currently working on a series of posts that critically explore Spoken Word. My criteria are pretty wide – poetry readings, performance poetry and slam, monologues, speeches, lectures, street corner rants, wrestling promos and any other act of public speech that rings my bell.

I teach poetry at London Metropolitan University, my main module being Poetry and Performance

I have published three books of poetry with flipped eye . I also edit other poets for flipped eye. I have personally printed and bound a little run of my Caffeine Songs but you can also read them online for free.

If you have any enquiries or just want to say hello, you can contact me here.

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