LiTTLe MaCHiNe are 3 wonderful musicians and a true ‘poetry band‘ interpreting poems old and new, well-known and unknown, in great foot-tapping style. We are delighted to have them playing again at Fourth Friday www.little-machine.com
Jill Abram is Director of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen – a collective of writers who focus on craft, community and development – and a member of Tideway Poets. She is a prize-winning poet, writes as well for page and mind as she does for ear and audience. She writes a lot about her own life, friends and family …but it isn’t all true…
Hilaire and Joolz Sparkes are working together on an ongoing poetry project – London Undercurrents – to unearth the voices of strong, feisty women who have lived and worked in the capital city over many centuries. Each poet focuses on her different patch of London – Joolz north of the river and Hilaire, south – bringing to life the imagined, real, everyday and extraordinary women whose untold stories lie just beneath the surface.
Hilaire grew up in Melbourne but moved to south London half a lifetime ago. Her poetry is published in Brittle Star, Orbis, Magma and South Bank Poetry, and has been displayed on London buses. In 1998 she appeared at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with Apples & Snakes, and more recently has been a featured writer at Loose Muse and The Shuffle.
Joolz Sparkes grew up in Reading and migrated to north London. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize 2010, is published in South Bank Poetry magazine and Loose Muse Anthology and has featured at Fourth Friday, Loose Muse, Ronnie Scott’s Bar and The Windmill. She was Poet in Residence at Leicester Square tube station, is part of Apples and Snakes’ Gas Club and a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen.