Slamming on through to next year…

The Poetry&Words tent ended in style on Sunday with the Glastonbury Festival Poetry Slam, hosted by the inimitable Loud Poets, Mark Gallie and Kevin Mclean. The slam is one of the longest running in the country and played a key role in the spread of poetry slam in the UK. (P&W stage manager, Helen Johnson, has a PhD thesis on the topic if you’re interested – under her then name of Helen Gregory 😉 ) As ever, the event was full of top notch performances and wonderful words to laugh, cry, rage and muse on. After three heated rounds, the well-deserving winner of this fantastic trophy designed by awesome poet and artist, Pete Hunter was……

Helen Johnson waiting to present the trophy to this year’s slam winner

….. Tory Shine. We look forward to welcoming Tory back in next year’s festival. Until then, keep that festival spirit alive; keep on loving, creating, and being your wonderful, wonderful selves.

Tory Shine with the Loud Poets and her epic slam trophy

Much love, the Poetry&Words team x


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