Just a quick update. I would apologise for my absence, but I think I’ve done it so many times now it doesn’t mean much anymore. Truth is I was struggling for inspiration and motivation. I’m enrolled on my second year of my masters degree, which focuses more on workshop/writing my own pieces, and so I’mContinue reading “Update (I’m alive!)”
This poem I wrote, inspired by St. Nectan’s Glen in Cornwall. It’s a poetry video, containing photos I personally took within the three visits I’ve been there, and the music is me on the guitar (after many years of hiatus). This is another aspect of music and poetry I want to try, so I’m hopingContinue reading “St. Nectan’s Glen”
This is a poem I wrote based on Juan Sánchez’s Rebirth. I have the audio of me reading the poem to his music, as well as the typed poem below. This is something I really enjoyed doing, and I plan to continue it with other non-copyrighted music. 21:11 The Pathless Black gives way to nature,Continue reading “The Pathless”
A project developed to set Sterling Brown’s poetry to music. The Sterling Brown Project
Hannah Silva describes herself as a sound poet. She uses music to help write/organise her poetry performances. She integrates the music into her poem performance. About | Hannah Silva
Mark Abbot is a local poet in Wakefield, close to where I live. He owns a label and releases poetry soundtracks. New Poetry Commission by Matt Abbott | Arts Council Collection Two Little Ducks | The Last Word Festival | Roundhouse New poem for Nationwide Building Society’s Voices campaign | Matt Abbott Poet
Sorry for the lack of activity lately. I’m back at work full-time (yay!) and have another assessment due on 21st April. I have a lot of music and poetry links/ideas to post, and a few poem ideas. I’m also trying a new type of poetry reading video, which I hope to share more about soon.Continue reading “Update”
I’m hoping to form a collaboration with a musician for my creative writing masters’ assessment. I want to create two pieces, one where the musician writes music based on one of my poems, and one where I write a poem based on one of the musician’s work. The form/style is negotiable/will be part of theContinue reading “Musician wanted for poetry/music collaboration”
Paul Cree is a poet whose poetry is heavily influenced by music.
Maggie Sawkins is the founder of Tongues & Grooves, a poetry and music club.