Why this new (w)rapping? (Part 2 – memorable speech)

So, why do I think that rap is the new home of contemporary poetry? The famous 20th-century poet Wystan Hugh Auden memorably defined poetry as «memorable speech». I think that is a good definition for a number of reasons. Firstly, Читать дальше …

Why this new (w)rapping? (Part 1 – cultural estrangement)

Since you probably know me as a singer-songwriter / translator and this Global Village Bard blog as a song and poetry translation site, I thought I’d try to explain the new direction taken by my alter ego Thomas Riffmatch and Читать дальше …