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PLU Open Mic featuring Mab Jones

PLU Open Mic featuring Mab Jones

Today’s write up is brought to you by an epic hangover and the perfume of Parisian sewers invading my home!

Bob: “Obama at Halloween”
Bill: Get a Life
Nick: Philip Larkin “The dd fools”
Kelly “On her wall”

Jordan: About- Peter Pavlinski/Socrates/Ears
Alex: Tucson Poems “Dreams” and “Tucson rain washing”
Elliot: Poem- “Modern Art Museum: Lucid dreams”; Novel- Queer psychopath “Eviction”
Sarah: Kim Ponjio? “First poem for you”; “Sun Chaser”
Mab Jones:
• The Man who Stared at Goats, Too Much
• Buttercup Flowers: Imperial
• No Maybe Baby
• 7 Years of Assholes
• Woman made of flowers
• Dream Poem
• I’ve raised a field of rye
• TMNT- Donatello: A Sonnet
• Beautiful Girl
• Jealous (& fathers day)
Christian: Jim Caroll- Jukebox Poem [Quote: “The insurmountable infancy of finance.]
Daniela: “Six sexts I never sent”; “Untitled (Iceberg)” [Quote: “Answers are for assholes”]
Hamza: “Teach Me”; “Metaphysical Rehab”
Naniso: “Ikea”
Chronos (trans. Zorro): “Mohammed Ali and the President”
Julien: Mathew Arnold: “Dover Beach”; “They Say”
DRNB: “I should be your lover”
Moe: Theatrical Scene: “In the Kitchen”
Charlie: “Advice”; “Bad Bday Gift”; “Randdown Day”? (Fat Joe)
Zorro: Waiting for Godot- Lucky Monologue
Lily: “23rd Universal Beauty Contest”; “Carl Phillips: Quiver of Arrows”
Chris?: GREAT – (gornell)? “Kiss & Dance”
We are not in church

Mab Jones is an “absolutely brilliant” (The Guardian) performance poet, writer, workshop leader and event organiser from Cardiff who has won numerous awards and accolades, despite suffering from Selective Mutism as a child and young adult. She has performed in the USA, Ireland and Japan, headlined events across the UK, appeared on BBC Radio 4, and is a regular at festivals, poetry nights, comedy clubs and burlesque revues. Currently Resident Poet at the National Botanic garden of Wales, her “delightful comic verse, articulate and imaginative” (Three Weeks) has now enthralled nearly 700 audiences since she began in 2007. A regular on BBC Radio, she was/is at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2013/14 where she supports television’s Phill Jupitus, in his guise as Porky the Poet. Her first book is out next month with Burning Eye Books, a second with Blackheath Books next year. See: and

“Excellent” Metro

“She is fantastic!” BBC Radio

“A unique talent” The Times

“Hilarious” The Western Mail

“A real creative force” The Evening Post

Publications include Nu2 (Parthian), Ten of the Best (Parthian), The Western Mail, Kyoto Journal, Border Magazine, Giggle Magazine, Square Mag, Future Earth Magazine, Versus Poetry (pamphlet), The Passions of the Poet (Forward Press), Chortle, Buzz Magazine, The Lit List, A470 Magazine, The Cheek, Gemini Poetry Magazine (USA), and more. First collection is forthcoming with Burning Eye Books (Bristol) in 2014, and a pamphlet is due in December. Awards include Winner of the John Tripp Spoken Poetry Audience Prize and Winner of the Liverpool Lennon International Performance Poetry Prize (3rd place out of 600 entrants), Finalist in the Funny Women Awards, the Farrago UK Slam Championships, and the BBC Radio 4 National Poetry Slam (the latter was her 5th ever performance), Winner of a Drama Association Wales Award, Winner of a Literature Wales New Writer’s Award, Was recently top 10 shortlisted in the Southbank’s International Poetry Film Prize.



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