Niall O'Sullivan

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

Why Every Poet Uses “Poet Voice”

If someone came up and started talking a poem at you how would you know it was a poem? – David Antin If there is a style of reading that is widely held to ridicule it is the Poet Voice – a highly affected method that signifies “I AM READING A POEM”. While practioners of […]

Return to the Source

I think that there is something more to memorizing a poem than helping out performance, I think that there is something natural about it, something wedded to poetry as a natural product of the human mind, something wedded to the poem’s natural history. Memorising a poem is in some ways more of a completion of a poem than the publication, it is a return to the source.

Gigging in Guildford this Wednesday

Hello all, just a quick heads up to let you know that I will be doing my thing in an extended set on Wednesday. The show is at the Boileroom in Guildford and the night is called “Blank Verse”. Because this is the first in the series, with Byron Vincent, Luke Wright and Dockers MC […]

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