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Hit the Ode July 2018

  • Birmingham Hippodrome Hurst St, B5 4TB Birmingham, United Kingdom (map)

Every month Apples and Snakes flagship Midlands event, Hit the Ode, brings one regional, one national and one international poet to the Birmingham Hippodrome Patrick Studio. Join us for a unique performance poetry night bringing world-class poets to the heart of Birmingham. 

Shimmy on down. We have poems powerful enough to charge your phone. Poems to make you the sun come back out. Poems to gear you up for festival season. Poems seasoned like the most succulent curry mutton. Good poems. Come and get them!

This month our features are:

From Leicester, Jess Green
Jess Green is performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Jess’ first collection, Burning Books was published by
Burning Eye Books in September 2015 and shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award 2016. 

From London, Kareem Parkins Brown
Kareem is a London based poet and Barbican Young Poet alumni who has featured/shared poems at events across the country including Verve Poetry festival 2017, Sofar Sounds, Tate Lates. Please see the timeline of Kareem below.
10/10/93 Leicester General Hospital
10/10/95 Move to Colindale, NW9
??/??/98 Receives Stammer
01/04/12 Begins to share work
08/09/12—07/03/15 Barbican Young Poet
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From Singapore, Pooja Nansi
Pooja Nansi's work has been described as "unflinching, lyrical and quietly honest". Her one woman show You Are Here which opened in Singapore, explores her family history of migration and has since toured to Australia for the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her work has also been performed in New York, Myanmar and India. In 2016, She was a recipient of the Young Artist Award, Singapore's highest accolade for Arts practitioners under the age of 35. She is also Singapore’s first Youth Poet Ambassador.

Open mic slots are ONLY available on the door and will be chosen at random so get down early to grab a slot.