This Sunday all of our spoken word artists living in Norwich travelled with us to a Beccles based studio called Drill Hall. We recorded poetry and ate scotch eggs all day long and the results are fantastic. The release of Words w/ Friends vol II is scheduled for the 26th of November at The Owl Sanctuary Norwich, where you will see the album performed in full, as well as an open mic for any spoken word poets that didn’t feature on the project. We have just two poets left to introduce you to and one of them is. . .
Tamar is an Israeli, Norwich-based writer. She learned English as a second language and tells us that this has always impacted the way she writes and percieves language in general. Her work uses repetition, rhyme and alliteration frequently to create rhythm and her performance style is about as authentic as it comes. Tamar writes about a bunch of things, but a lot of her spoken word poetry begins to discuss ideas of home, what home is, as well as what it means to be away from home. Through personal experience Tamar explores issues of national and cultural identity.
She is a libra sun, and a cancer moon, and we don’t know why that is important but she said it was.
Tamar started out writing prose but recently shifted to poetry and we are really glad she did. Below you can watch Tamar address the validity of camouflage as a fashion choice, and uses her perspective on Israeli conscription to shed new light on the topic. Through poetry, Tamar creates powerful anti-war rhetoric and makes you want to throw away your cargo shorts. (If she doesn’t you should still throw them away, cargo shorts are disgusting.)
We are so excited to have Tamar on the project, and (spoiler alert) her track is absolutely incredible. You won’t be able to hear Words w/ Friends Vol II until two weeks after everybody else if you don’t come to the release gig and buy a CD. you can find all the details about our night of spoken word in Norwich by clicking this link – Words w/ Friends Vol II Release Event, and if you’re a poet wanting to perform at our open mic, then get in contact here BPTHK Facebook.
Stay safe out there,