UniSlam x Verve

UniSlam x Verve

UniSlam founder and Verve poet Toby Campion wrote a guest blog about UniSlam, its relationship with Birmingham and what you can look forward to at Verve Poetry Festival.  UniSlam is the UK National University Poetry Slam & Summit, bringing together teams of...
Guest Blog #6: Peter Raynard on Proletarian Poetry

Guest Blog #6: Peter Raynard on Proletarian Poetry

Have you heard the poem about the refugee, the postman, the bookie, the barmaid, brass band, homeless person, war hero grandfather, suffragette grandmother, the footballer, and the capitalist? Well you will if you come along to the Proletarian Poetry showcase; a space...
The World’s Smallest Poetry Festival

The World’s Smallest Poetry Festival

Whilst we at Verve love putting on some of the finest poets in the world, in one of the greatest cities on the planet, we are also very partial to humouring people. The more studious of you may recall last year’s ‘Verve is Fake’ debacle: where...
GUEST BLOG #3: Jack Crowe on ‘Funkenteleky’

GUEST BLOG #3: Jack Crowe on ‘Funkenteleky’

In late 2016, David Ferris (organ-playing genius) and I (lost poet) concluded it’d be awesome if Birmingham’s equally thriving Poetry and Jazz scenes got together. We messaged peeps, made a sexy banner, and for reasons that are yours to discover, dear blog reader, we...