Why do Paula Varjack and I put on The Anti-Slam around the UK? I’ve been thinking about the reasons we make our lowest-score-wins, parody slam show since I got back from York’s very first Anti-Slam – a takeover of Henry Raby and Stu Freestone’s Say Owt night. Here are five.
Drinking and poetry go together like an easy simile. Lord Byron, Charles Bukowski, Dorothy Parker, and many many more – all liked a little more than a tipple. The idea of a craft beer festival appealed to this poet very much, so on Sunday I headed to Battersea Arts Centre for their Love Beer event – and to write haiku about some of the beers I tasted. Beerku? Beerku.