The Poets have been chosen for Word’s w/ friends Vol II, and everybody is prepping for the big release at The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich. A night of spoken word poetry, digital music, all sorts of weird dancing and back rubbing goodness.
It makes a lot of sense to introduce you all to the spoken word poets which are going to feature on the project so that you know what they look like and sound like, and then you can just focus on smelling, touching and tasting them at the release event. Over the next few weeks we will be profiling each of the spoken word performers for you right here, so keep ‘em peeled.
Many of you may recognise his voice from Vol 1 of “Words w/ Friends”, or perhaps you recognise his face from one of the many poetry nights in Norwich who have been lucky enough to have Minty perform with them. This Bournemouth raised poet has come to Norwich to study Literature and Creative Writing at the UEA, but by the looks of things, he plans to make his mark on Norwich with his spoken word while he is here.
His favourite colour is yellow.
His poetry uses irony and humour to open discussions about social issues such as mental illness and gender roles, and is rooted firmly in personal experience. Minty has an explosive performance style, that captures the attention of his audiences and gives them no choice but to reconsider their understanding of modern life. One of his better known poems I bet my dick is bigger than his presents themes of perceived masculinity, control within relationships, and modern love, you can watch it below.
As well as poetry, Minty is a well-received folk musician and a published short story author. His first short story Where is your heart? can be found in Underpass, the UEA undergraduate anthology of creative writing for 2017, which you can purchase (and adore) from either of Norwich’s Waterstones or directly from Egg Box Publishing
We are really looking forward to working with Minty Taylor on Vol II of the project. You can find out more about him by following this link – Minty Taylor spoken word or you can check out his brand spanking new website with this link – Minty Taylor Spoken Word Website.
And of course, you can find out all about our spoken word event in Norwich by following this one – Words w/ Friends Vol II: Release event, The Owl Sanctuary.
Stay safe out there,