Sick of democracy? Well here’s your chance to vote it out! Poets Mark Grist and Tim Clare’s new show will use state-of-the-art voting technology to put power in the hands of you, the audience. You’ll choose the direction of the show, reward the poet that panders to your whims and even decide what you want your poems about. Sex or cheese? Portishead or pugs? You’ll even help them write a virulent protest poem live on stage, before choosing who to send it to. Revel in the power! Seize the reins of poetry! Change the world!
Tim Clare is a performance poet based in the UK. He heads up Homework, a regular poetry night in Bethnal Green and has an MA in Creative Writing from UEA. As a stand-up poet, Tim has performed nationwide including at the Edinburgh Fringe and countless festivals. He has appeared on TV, Radio and has written for the Guardian, The Times, The Independent, The Big Issue and Writing magazine, amongst others.
Mark Grist is an artist and educator, based in Peterborough, and went from being an English teacher who shot to fame doing Battle Raps as ‘The Count of Monte Gristo’ and turned that into a sell-out true-life storytelling show called ‘Rogue Teacher’. He tours as a poet with the ‘Dead Poets’ crew, writes poems and live shows that tour all around the world and is a regular festival performer.