Piers Harrison-Reid ⎪Performance Poet

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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?

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Piers' Website
piersthepoet.co.uk
Links to videos discussed in the epidose:

More Blacks, More Dogs, More Irish

Car Crash People

Jenny

Love is for the brave I (2018)

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.

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