Amplifying West Midlands Poetry.
For the Love of the Word,
for the Power of Poetry.
We Put Verse first.

VerseFirst productions is Media project, dedicated to showing the world the best of what west midlands Poetry has to offer.

The Project is currently comprised of the VFPoetryPodcast. A monthly Poetry Podcast hosted by writer and poet Think/Write/Fly (Adrian B. Earle) the pod explores the themes that resonate in contemporary poetry. Audio essays featuring interviews with your next favourite poet on the creation of their work, and the craft of verse, Episodes that centre the politics, philosophy and culture that drives poets to make art. These musings on verse are accompanied by unique studio and set readings of some of the most fantastic artists of both page and stage.

The VF YouTube channel, Where we capture some of the best spoken word at grassroots nights and main stages across the city.

And Poetry Birmingham Literary Journal, a Quarterly Journal Edited By three fantastic poets Naush Sabah, Olivia Hodgson & Suna Afshan. Drawing together a curated collection of crafted verse from international poets alongside poets from our region. Providing your seasonal dose of poetic inspiration to keep the mind turning and the ink flowing.

We, at VerseFirst have a passion for the written and spoken word, and each month we aim to explore an aspect of the form we love and keep you up to date with the myriad events and readings that are happening in our local scene at the heart of the UK.

So stay tuned,

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Where to Find us

West Midlands Poetry Events

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