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by TimT
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Why do you perform spoken word?
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Re: Why do you perform spoken word?

Because I like it and my works/poems/wordthings have a natural dramatic element to them! It still seems a bit weird. I grew up without knowing at all about the idea of performing poetry. Since I learned piano, I *did* think a bit about performing music (and *that's* weird too, at least in the classi...
by TimT
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Techniques for improving spoken word
Replies: 2
Views: 925

Re: Techniques for improving spoken word

DON'T TRUST TECHNOLOGY! The simpler the better. Really a voice should be enough to fill a crowded room. If you are going to make it high tech and have a show, plan and plan and plan again and rehearse if necessary to make sure when the fuck-ups might happen - and if fuck-ups do fuck-up in unexpected...
by TimT
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: How do you do you feature sets?
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: How do you do you feature sets?

Always worth doing new stuff along with the old favourites. I don't like to repeat myself too much! But a great thing about features is you get more space to perform longer poems that you couldn't normally do - and the trick there is to work out how to get the audience settled for the long haul.
by TimT
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:33 am
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Old readings
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Re: Old readings

Apparently there was an Overload pub crawl. Poets go round and annoy the patrons in not one but multiple pubs. That should definitely be revived, pub poetry is kinda my thang so I'd try to be in on that! I only ever got to one Spinning Room, wish I'd been to more. It was southside so always difficul...
by TimT
Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Old readings
Replies: 6
Views: 1246

Old readings

Sometimes the best poetry readings are the ones that don't run anymore. Not for reasons of unpopularity, either. Even in my time a few have come and gone, including the Fern Tree Gully reading at the art gallery there (the name escapes me - what was it again?) There were lots of older people there a...
by TimT
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: Writing for you versus writing for an audience
Replies: 5
Views: 1234

Re: Writing for you versus writing for an audience

I guess I do both, write for myself and for audiences, because writing becomes more interesting when it's a contradiction in terms. I don't do zines so much anymore, but when I did them I was struck by some fellow zinemakers' attitudes towards audiences. I wanted *more* of an audience. they seemed t...
by TimT
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: General Chat/Questions
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 7
Views: 1886

Re: What are you reading?

George Mackay Brown's Besides the Ocean of Time . It's his usual book (basically he only wrote the one novel through his life, giving it different titles and making it ever more beautiful the more he rewrote it), life on a small Orkney island with a few little historical and fantastic touches thrown...