Episode 46: Harry Baker – Unashamed

World Slam champion Harry Baker was in Norwich recently performing his latest show Unashamed at Norwich Arts Centre. He took time out for a chat and to perform a couple of poems for Poetry Non-Stop. He talks about his latest show, surviving lockdown and his creative process along with a fun, simple but potentially challenging writing exercise…

Harry’s A-Z writing exercise

Harry performs his poem A-Z and that quite simply is the challenge, but you can make it as complex as you like with Harry’s poem flowing seamlessly from letter to letter covering topics as diverse as dinosaurs and Peperami in its whistle stop tour of world history. Or you can just have fun making silly alliterative sentences like: Alligators acting to an audience of androids.

As always do send your poems in or share on social media taking @poetrynonstop. You can also email poems in here.

Harry is on tour throughout the UK and possibly further afield. You can find news, tour dates etc. at his website www.harrybaker.co

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Event: Harry Baker – Unashamed at Norwich Arts Centre December 14 2022

Performance poet Harry Baker is bringing his latest show to Norwich and he’ll be joining me on the podcast. But don’t miss the chance to one of the best spoken word artists live and in the flesh.

“Harry Baker’s intricate, quick-fire rhymes have always been on the impressive side of mind-blowing” The Scotsman

“Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” BBC Radio 1

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet.

Tickets available here