Manage episode 281025101 series 2846099
Performance poet, Piers Harrison-Reid rose to national visibility with a poem that bridged two of the UK’s greatest institutions: The National Health Services and the BBC. The poem Love is for the Brave, an ode to the NHS was commissioned by the BBC and has garnered a million views and counting across various platforms. With roots in hip hop, dub and slam poetry Piers’ poems are often vehicle for potent political and social commentary and are therefore in demand on news media as immediate responses to world events. Like his response to the latest wave of BLM uprising More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish, which he says brought with it a surprising, disappointing amount of negative response. Did I mention he’s also an A&E nurse?
THIS EPISODE HAS BEEN AUDIO TRANSCRIBED.
Links to videos discussed in the epidose:
Love is for the brave II (2020)
The last three questions.....
PIECE THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING
Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet
PIECE THAT DIDN’T LOVE BUT HAS VALUE
Experimental Film, i.e. Richard Linklater’s Waking Life
NOMINATE AN ARTIST FOR US TO CHECK OUT
Musician, The Heartseas Kid
Poet, Kae Tempest
This season of MOVERS SHAKERS MAKERS has been made possible by grants from the Norfolk Arts Project Fund and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.