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Warm Milk Poetry - Fay Roberts & Maya Blackwell

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Welcome, welcome, welcome back!

After a stunning event last month we're back, and this time with a twist. Pop the stove on because we're presenting our very first Warm Milk event.

Here at Milk Poetry we're all about showcasing all voices equally, but we know that sometimes the world "Slam" can be intimidating. Sometimes the warm, quiet, intricate nature of poetry can feel left behind in the rush. So our focus this month is showcasing quiet voices, page poets, difficult truths, origami-like structure.

Featuring a very special invited open mic, each poet given a roomier 6-7 min slot to work with and show us what they've got, plus two amazing feature acts.

Fay Robers
Fay Roberts is a peripatetic, percussive performance poet by night, and a professional projector by day. She runs the Cambridge branch of the Hammer & Tongue slam series, and her own poetry label Allographic (which functions as a small press and a platform for performers), along with directing the Spoken Word section of The Free Fringe in Edinburgh from 2013 to present. She is a classically-trained singer, a self-taught drummer, a bit of a mumbler sometimes, and speaks with her hands.

“We need more poetry like this... funny, confident, modest and a really bloody good poet to listen to” - Hollie McNish

Maya Ann
Her beautiful words stand out a mile, with musical cadence and softly spoken, delightfully crafted poetry.
When she's not busy making home-grown Hip-Hop for Rooted Records, you may find her dancing through all corners of Bristol, musing at the skyscape, crafting wonderful word-jazz and sipping on a mighty fine Earl Grey.

Watch this space for information on our open micers, and if you'd like to be considered for a future Warm Milk spot, give us an email at info@milkpoetry.com

Doors at 19:30
Tickets: £5 OTD