Poetry to celebrate the launch of Said and Done: new writing from Brittle Star. Music from LiTTLe MACHiNe.
Said and Done is a new poetry anthology celebrating ten years of publishing new writers by literary magazine Brittle Star, where poetry and short fiction sit side-by-side in a buzz of conversations, energetic, intellectual and full of grace and wit.
“Here are some of the fruits of Brittle Star‘s first decade: bright and shining in their talents, various in root and branch, but all stemming from an ethical and humane impulse that honours the word.” – Mimi Khalvati
Poems, classic and obscure, are given a new voice in songs crafted by South London band LiTTLe MACHiNe: Walter Wray, Steve Halliwell and Chris Hardy. Acoustic instruments, strong melodies and watertight harmonies create songs that draw on a thousand years of poetry from the Medieval to the Metaphysicals, the Romantics to the modern. William Carlos Williams, Blake, Shakespeare, Carol Anne Duffy…all get the treatment. Poetry is the best words in the best order and LiTTLe MACHiNe have been just as careful in creating new music that can move the feet for words that move the soul.