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Lunar Poetry Podcasts

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A series of discussions, interviews and live recordings with poets from the UK and abroad in which we examine the writing process. Now hosted by Peter deGraft-Johnson a.k.a The Repeat Beat Poet, the series was founded by David Turner in October 2014 in south east London.


Ep. 126: Katie Ailes

In his first full interview as host of the series, Peter deGraft-Johnson (The Repeat Beat Poet) speaks to poet, producer, and academic Katie Ailes. They speak about Katie's recent PhD study on performance and authenticity in UK Spoken Word poetry, the critical discourse around poetry, and firmly refute the idea that the talented craftspeople emerging from the spoken word scene are 'Noble Amateurs'. 

Katie reads three poems -  

Outwith - 07:37
Soft Animal - 27:18
Spangled - 1:03:33

Download a full transcript here: (COMING SOON) 

For more from Katie:
@KatieAiles - Twitter
I Am Loud Productions (@IamLoudPro)

For more from PJ:
@RepeatBeatPoet - Twitter, Instagram. 

For more from us: 

Order 'Why Poetry?': The Lunar Poetry Podcasts Anthology here: 

Episode music is an original composition by Snazzy Rat. You can find more from Snazzy here: 

Referenced in the episode -  Stage Invasion - Peter Bearder Spoken Word in the UK - ed. Lucy English + Jack McGowan

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