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Aisle16 R Kool! (Tim Clare, John Osborne, Luke Wright)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

This was, without question, one of the most enjoyable hours I have ever spent. The three poets perform three pieces, and the audience is encouraged to notice the “coolest” of the three as there will be a vote at the end – hence the act’s title. The poetry is witty, fresh and modern, with a Tony Harrison-style awareness of the weird space the contemporary poet occupies. My favourite line is from a poem about hipsters – “You’re French and underground, like the Hadron Collider” – whilst possibly my favourite poem was the brilliant ‘Model’.The sweet and personal mixes wonderfully with the satirical and biting, and the three poets had the audience in stitches.

The Banshee Labyrinth, 5 – 27 Aug (not 16), 10.00pm (10.50pm), free, fpp35.
tw rating 5/5