Edinburgh Review: Utter! Spoken Word

Unfortunately, performance poetry sometimes attracts people who aren’t good enough to be either comedians or poets and thus try to be both at once instead. This spoken word event wasn’t terrible by any means (although the less said about Ernesto the Naked Poet the better), with the amiable and amusing Simon Munnery on good form and Claire Askew providing a few strong poems, but most of it was too weakly written to satisfy as poetry and considerably less funny than standup comedy. There is a different line-up each day, so anyone interested in poetry should give it a try at least once, but there wasn’t much worth listening to when I was there.


This review was originally published here.


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