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The working side of art : a conversation with Richard Grant

Lang, Anouk and Grant, Richard (2011) The working side of art : a conversation with Richard Grant. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 46 (1). pp. 173-181.

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Abstract

In this interview with Anouk Lang, the poet Richard Grant discusses his journey to becoming a professional performance poet: how he first came into contact with the dub poetry scene at university, his time as the Birmingham poet laureate in 2005-06, and his work with other spoken word poets at festivals, performances and school workshops around the UK. Topics covered include the role of live poetry in a culture in which sales of print publications are falling and new technologies are enabling writers to reach new audiences, poetry as a tool for confronting social issues such as racial conflict, the task of the poet laureate in relation to the city and the community, and generational, cultural and class divides in the contemporary British arts world.

Item type: Article
ID code: 34594
Keywords: richard grant, dub poetry, performance poetry, spoken word, birmingham poet laureate, English, Literature and Literary Theory
Subjects: Language and Literature > English
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
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Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 15:54
Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 12:07
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/34594

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