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GUEST BLOG: Still Searching for the Big City Beats by Glenn Carmichael and Kevin Evans

To celebrate the release of Still Searching for the Big City Beats as a second edition with Burning Eye Books, Glenn Carmichael and Kevin Evans revisit the origins of their cult novel from 70's punk to rap to poetry to fiction. ... Continue Reading →

FEATURE: Raise the Bar

Rogue Teacher: Out Now

Mark Grist rose to internet fame by walking into a rap battle as an unassuming English teacher and slammed his opponent. His lyrical put-downs against Blizzard has been viewed over 4 million times on YouTube.  Later, he quit his day job... Continue Reading →

One last new book for 2014? Oh OK. The Sunshine Kid by Harry Baker is OUT NOW!

Harry Baker combines the nerdiness of being a mathematician with the hopefulness of being a human. His first collection follows the narrative of his 5-Star Edinburgh Fringe shows, Harry Baker's Super-Amazing Mega-Awesome Gap Year Adventures: Birth of a Champion and... Continue Reading →

Poetry Can announce the first BRISTOL POETRY PRIZE

Bristol Poetry Festival organisers Poetry Can today announced the creation of the Bristol Poetry Prize... Read more.

Out Now: Joyriding the Storm by Vanessa Kisuule

'The best performance poet in the UK' - Dan Holloway Vanessa Kisuule is a rising star of British poetry. She has won several slams including Farrago School’s Out Slam Champion 2010, Poetry Rivals 2011, Next Generation Slam 2012, and SLAMbassadors... Continue Reading →

Lucy English “The hippy chick love mother sex goddess” Bristol is the best City on the planet to live in according to a new poll of everyone everywhere. As if you didn't already know it huh? Lucy English is the undisputed love mother sex goddess of the Bristol... Continue Reading →

New from Burning Eye: Prayer to Imperfection – Poems 1996-2014 by Lucy English

  When Burning Eye was forged near on two years ago it was with the express mission to publish poets like Lucy English. To anyone within the world of what is known as performancespokenwordpoetry (or any variation on that theme)... Continue Reading →

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