Niall O'Sullivan

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

Jean Binta Breeze – The Wife of Bath Speaks in Brixton Market

There are two performances taking place in this video. The first is from the dub poet Jean Binta Breeze, recited towards the tiny black hole of the camera lens, constructed from many separate takes. The second performance is from the market itself. Breeze adopts the persona of a Caribbean take on Chaucer’s Wife of Bath. […]

Pauline Pearce – Hackney Riots 2011 (NSFW) 

In 2011, Mark Duggan, a young black man, was shot dead by armed response officers in Tottenham, North London. Anger at the events sparked off riots and looting that spread throughout London and other English cities over a number of days. Many expressions of outrage at the riots were conspicuous for the privilege of those […]

NEW POEM: Happy Hour in Herne Hill

  HAPPY HOUR IN HERNE HILL Which way did you come from, following dream paths at night, while snow is still deep in this mountain recess? -Ryokan “No, I don’t think community is about talking to someone in the shop. When I choose to have my community experience, I want to choose where to have […]

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