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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