The description of Poejazzi
One of the first apps to showcase modern, original poetry as a fully interactive and multimedia experience, from visuals to magazine content, created by “London’s premier spoken word and music night” (The Southbank Centre) and multimedia arts organisation, Poejazzi.
The app is a poignant, funny and diverse collection of poems covering the bits of every day life that somehow turn out to be the best stories. It features some of the most respected artists in spoken word and it's future stars.
Season One will update for 16 weeks with a poem once a week accompanied by audio renditions, video renditions, videos created by visual directors who were inspired by the texts and the Poejazzi online magazine to entertain you on the move.
Poejazzi has been named Time Out Critic’s Choice several times, been included in its list of 101 Things To Do Around London and have curated events for establishments/organisations ranging from Bestival to The Royal Albert Hall. They have also featured many acts who have gone on to become familiar names in spoken word as well as music including Ed Sheeran, Polarbear, Kate Tempest, Jamie Woon, and Scroobius Pip.
If you like the app please remember to review it on the app store or give us a star rating. You can find us at poejazzi.com and follow us on facebook.com/poejazzi or twitter.com/poejazzi
You can share the poems, audio, and videos you love with friends and family via Facebook and Twitter.
You can save poems to a favourites page.
You can search by title, author or by a any word.
You can watch and hear poems as well as read them.
You can watch video poems created by visual directors who have interpreted the poems in their own style.
You can read the Poejazzi online magazine featuring the latest in spoken word and music as well as a blog network of some of the world’s best spoken word artists discussing everything from poetry to pop culture and current affairs, includes: Aja Monet (editor of Chrous: A Literary Mixtape – MTV Books) Not So Popular (editors of Let’s Start A Pussy Riot – Rough Trade), Maya Angelou Poetry Contest winner Titilope Sonuga, Chimene Suleyman, Young Poet Laureate Shortlister Bridget Minamore, and Kevin Pocock. You can also read/watch interviews, guest blogs, live sessions and the Poejazzi cooking show featuring amazing poets and musicians.
"One of the UK's most important outposts for the future of the spoken word." Tom Chatfield - Prospect Magazine
"Poejazzi has supported and nurtured a wide range of artists in London and nationally." Sarah Ellis - The Royal Shakespeare Company
“Consistently showcasing new talent alongside some of the most prestigious names in the scene, they are a cornerstone of spoken word culture in the UK. They have shown the power of poetry to sell out shows, the marketing potential of individual poets, and that ultimately, poetry is an art form that is alive and well…” Kieran Yates - Author and Journalist - The Guardian, NME, Dazed and Confused, MTV, Metro