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    Recently recorded some poetry. Gonna do the rounds at local open-mic nights and see how things go.

    davepoetry.bandcamp.com/

    Can listen to it online or download it for free. Any feedback at all is appreciated
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    I'm listening to it all at the minute and really do like the way you have about speaking it. There are a few points when perhaps there was too much of a pause but maybe that would be different when you perform live as you could incorporate that more. Just when it is recorded perhaps it needs to have less of a gap. Are you influenced by any poets in particular?
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    Hey man, cheers for the feedback!

    Yeah I think when I do it live I can always fill in any gaps a lot easier as people can see me. I did record it pretty fast initially but then though people might not keep up with what I was on about.

    I first got into spoken word after hearing a dude called Black Ice on youtube but it was an English guy called 'Polar Bear' who really made me want to write my own stuff when I listened to him. Both are well worth checking out.

    Black Ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY7pM8k8moY"]
    Polar Bear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbV-lalOOHM

    Scroobius Pip should also really get an honorable mention too as he's probably the most famous spoken word dude around the UK (as far as I'm aware). I wouldn't say he's influenced my stuff so much personally but I like listening and he's done a lot to raise awareness of the form.
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    Hey man, cheers for the feedback!

    Yeah I think when I do it live I can always fill in any gaps a lot easier as people can see me. I did record it pretty fast initially but then though people might not keep up with what I was on about.

    I first got into spoken word after hearing a dude called Black Ice on youtube but it was an English guy called 'Polar Bear' who really made me want to write my own stuff when I listened to him. Both are well worth checking out.

    Black Ice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY7pM8k8moY"]
    Polar Bear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbV-lalOOHM

    Scroobius Pip should also really get an honorable mention too as he's probably the most famous spoken word dude around the UK (as far as I'm aware). I wouldn't say he's influenced my stuff so much personally but I like listening and he's done a lot to raise awareness of the form.
    No probs man. I finished listening and really did like it all. I looked up all three of the guys you said and I can totally get what you mean. I'd not actually heard any of their stuff before. Really like Polarbear though a lot. The other two are fairly good too. Need to listen to some more of their bits before I make a decision I think

    Personally I listen to more american or at least not English artists, favourites would have to be Andrea Gibson, Kai Davis, Sarah and Phil Kay(e) - they are best friends who happen to share the same last name xD - and I know Carlos Andreas Gomez does some good stuff too.

    Andrea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3elpEYAAuY
    Kai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwvdOum4ed0
    Sarah and Phil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdJ6aUB2K4g (look out for some of their individual stuff too!)
    Carlos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asRv4Ixe1dU

    I am trying to get back into writing some stuff myself as I used to write loads of poetry when I was younger (before I knew what spoken word was!). I just need to get back into it

    Oh one more, have you heard of Shane Koycazan? I haven't heard much of his stuff though I've heard its amazing, there is just one poem that's really well known that I think everyone should hear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY

    Sorry for the link spam xD
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    No probs man. I finished listening and really did like it all. I looked up all three of the guys you said and I can totally get what you mean. I'd not actually heard any of their stuff before. Really like Polarbear though a lot. The other two are fairly good too. Need to listen to some more of their bits before I make a decision I think

    Personally I listen to more american or at least not English artists, favourites would have to be Andrea Gibson, Kai Davis, Sarah and Phil Kay(e) - they are best friends who happen to share the same last name xD - and I know Carlos Andreas Gomez does some good stuff too.

    Andrea: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3elpEYAAuY
    Kai: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwvdOum4ed0
    Sarah and Phil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdJ6aUB2K4g (look out for some of their individual stuff too!)
    Carlos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asRv4Ixe1dU

    I am trying to get back into writing some stuff myself as I used to write loads of poetry when I was younger (before I knew what spoken word was!). I just need to get back into it

    Oh one more, have you heard of Shane Koycazan? I haven't heard much of his stuff though I've heard its amazing, there is just one poem that's really well known that I think everyone should hear: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltun92DfnPY

    Sorry for the link spam xD
    Hehe no worries! I'm familiar with Sarah Kay already from her TED talk and a few youtube videos of her. I like the stuff you've given, especially Kai David and Shane Koycazan. That last poem reminds me of a piece of Sage Francis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA8hzUDXvtk

    If you haven't seen it already, I'd highly recommend getting hold of some of the DEF Poetry Dvd's. You can get them on amazon and a lot of the videos are on youtube but they're well worth checking out

    I watched this recently too and wished I'd written it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWwXJT4LA5A
 
 
 
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