Audio Essays on Poetry and a Spotlight on the page and stage scene of the West Midlands Uk
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For the Love of the Word, for the Power of Poetry.

Verse First is a monthly Podcast hosted by writer and poet Think/Write/Fly (Adrian B. Earle). Produced and edited by Kallen Daynes and Gavin Randhawa,  exploring 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 . These musings on verse are accompanied by unique studio readings of some of the most fantastic artists of both page and stage.

We, at verse first 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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West Midlands Poetry Events

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