You may remember that a fair while back, I wrote a monthly spoken word round-up for The State of the Arts. Unfortunately the round-up simply became too time-consuming as projects developed behind the scenes, but my new monthly poetry column serves up a completely different flavour.

Nymphs & Thugs | Luke Wright
Luke Wright’s London vinyl launch back in February

On the 1st of every month, the column will provide features, interviews, spotlights and more from the spoken word poetry scene, at home and abroad. One of the aims of Nymphs & Thugs has always been to showcase dynamic and alternative poets, regardless of where they are or how well we might know them directly.

The first column is online here. Ahead of our next big announcement, I’m using this column to provide a bit of a ‘story so far’ for Nymphs & Thugs as a spoken word poetry organisation, and to underline who we are and where we want to be in the future. It’s just over 4 years since the idea was first conceived, and it’s been a bloody good journey so far.

Video produced by Idle Work Factory in October 2016

Anyway, I won’t keep you – have a read of the column, and stay tuned for a major announcement from Nymphs & Thugs HQ in a fortnight’s time. See ya then…

Salena Godden 'LIVEwire' | Nymphs & Thugs

We’re thrilled to announce that Salena Godden‘s highly-acclaimed ‘LIVEwire‘ album is now being stocked in Rough Trade’s UK stores, and is also on sale via their online store.

‘LIVEwire’ was released in spring 2017, and is available on 2LP gatefold vinyl and Special Edition jewel case CD, as well as in a high-quality zine format.

The album was shortlisted for The Poetry Society’s prestigious Ted Hughes Award, and was given 5* in The iPaper (“a spoken word album that is truly electric”).

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