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New from Burning Eye: Poems For Grown Up Children by Jack Dean

Jack Dean started rapping in an atrocious punk-rap crossover band aged 15. Since then he's calmed down a bit, got a girlfriend, and carried his love of shouting at strangers to many places. Jack takes the hip hop medium he... Continue Reading →

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“Rhyming Thunder… cannot be ignored… and Burning Eye are to be commended for publishing it”

There is probably some arcane publishing world rule about not responding to reviews or even acknowledging them. To do so is gauche, a school-boy error, not something one would have done at Oxford.  So what, we don't care, we come... Continue Reading →

My Dad’s Dad Had A Full Time Job…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPo7hFSydC8&feature=related Number eight in the Rhyming Thunder running order is Simon Mole. He will tell you he is the poet from the pub, the rapper from the beach, the friendly guy with the big eyes with a story to tell.... Continue Reading →

How Many Graduates You Know Are Still Working In Sainsbury’s?

23 Reasons Why Rhyming Thunder Rocks #6: Rhael "Lionheart" Cape http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f83jIXbPIE&feature=plcp You might be surprised, having watched the video, to learn that Rhael "Lionheart" Cape is a relative newcomer to this poetry lark having only been putting his work out... Continue Reading →

Jodi Ann Bickley’s Brain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9LOtEj3aj4 Jodi Ann Bickley is the fifth poet from our big red Rhyming Thunder anthology that we would like to draw specific attention to for two reasons: 1. Because if you have not come across Jodi you are behind the... Continue Reading →

23 Reasons Why Rhyming Thunder Rocks #3: Amy Acre

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSp16WBWGow Amy Acre is one of the most accomplished poets in the book and should probably be in more books! That said you can find her work in the latest Popshot and Poetry Review and of right here on her... Continue Reading →

23 Reasons Why Rhyming Thunder Rocks #2: Sh’Maya

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2jp2Q1jwkw As at home in Ronnie Scott's as on yer average poetry stage Jazz influenced lyrical wonder Sh'Maya is shown here performing at, Rhyming Thunder editor, Jack Dean's National Team Poetry Slam earlier this year. Rhyming Thunder is part of... Continue Reading →

23 Reasons Why Rhyming Thunder Rocks #1: Vanessa Kisuule

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVjuI96hcfY&feature=relmfu Poetry Godess? Damn right. And what better way to open a book than with 3 magnificent poems from Bristol based poet and sandwich making expert Vanessa Kisuule. Rhyming Thunder is part of our Free (UK) P&P until Christmas offer... Continue Reading →

RHYMING THUNDER – The Alternative Book Of Young Poets: Bristol Launch Tues 18th Sept

Next Tuesday 18th September at The Leftbank, Cheltenham Road, Bristol we will be launching our blistering new anthology Rhyming Thunder - The Alternative Book Of Young Poets. Edited by James Bunting and Jack Dean it features 21 diverse young poets,... Continue Reading →

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