Posts tagged "spokenword"
Becoming a Spinebreaker – Lily Dessau

Becoming a Spinebreaker – Lily Dessau

Lily Dessau tells Shake the Dust how UK organisation Spinebrakers crew give young people aged 13-18 in the UK a platform for their voice and celebrates the love of words..Way back in 2007, my English teacher suggested sending a piece of creative writing for the chance to be involved in something English-related. Little did I...
Poetry Heroes: Benjamin Zephaniah

Poetry Heroes: Benjamin Zephaniah

One of our many fantastic Shadow Poet’s on Shake the Dust, Carmina Masoliver, tells us about her Poetry Hero…Benjamin Zephaniah. I used to think Nurses Were Women I used to think Police Were Men I used to think poets Were boring Until I became One of Them.    As a pioneer of British performance poetry,...