Whether you are a regular at the many poetry/spoken word events around the country or completely new to the concept, the Pucker Poets stage will have something to entertain, inspire and connect with you. Take a well earned break from dancing, relax in the spoken word area and let the torrent of powerful words wash over you. Indulge your senses and treat your mind to ideas, opinions and concepts that will bring a whole new dimension to your weekend. Bring a willing ear, an open mind and an open heart. They are all you need to feed your soul.
Take a glimpse into the world of spoken word and be inspired.
Here is what 2017 offered;
The Pucker Poets stage is home to a host of popular and inspirational South West poetry nights bringing Devon and Cornwall’s favourite poet’s and spoken word artists to the festival. Pucker Poet’s Alexander Rhodes curates the stage which includes the “Glas-Denbury Slam Competition! If you are a poet or spoken word performer and you want to be in with a chance to win weekend tickets to the festival and a guaranteed place in the festival finals then get on board! There are no less than 9 opportunities for you win your place in the finals so follow us on our social media pages to find out more. As well as winning tickets to the festival itself, poets will battle it out on the Pucker Poets Stage to become the very first “Bard Of Glas-Denbury” This was deservedly won by Tom Dewey in 2017 and he holds the crown now for a year and will be performing at a number of poetry events around the South West and have a headline slot at Glas-Denbury 2018!
If a slam is not your thing but you are a poet, spoken word artist, comedian, or writer of short stories/flash fiction or even a promoter of such events, find out more about the festival and how you might get involved via the subscription form on www.alexanderrhodes.me.uk The stage is also interested in hearing from public speakers and organisations that may be interested in a slot to speak on informative and interesting subjects relating to Devon/Cornwall, the environment, initiatives, sustainable living etc.
2017 saw a poetry line up that included some of the South West’s biggest poetry brands.
Tongue Fu, Liv Torc, Mark Gwynne Jones, Pucker Poets, Taking the Mic, Stanza Extravaganza, Outspoken, Raise the Bar, Rhymewarp, Cafe Culture, Poetry Island plus Sean Hughes – Never Mind the Buzzcocks.