Two reports are now up on Lyrical Badlads, hosted by Eight Cuts Galllery and Adventures Close to Home at Modern Art Oxford on 12th November 2011. Eight Cuts’ report can be found here, where Dan Holloway says that I
“whooped it up with some fabulous audience participation and the sensuality of the Seine.”
Elsewhere, on Sabotage, Alex Campbell also reviews the night. This is what she says about me:
“Claire Trévien was another highlight of the evening, in particular her poem Singbird, which is the first poem with audience participation that I have heard which actually works. The gradual encroachment of the audience’s lines on the poet’s is a brilliant and effective metaphor for the stealing and silencing of women’s voices, and one which came across loud and clear, without being patronising. The use of the tabla against Belleville and Listening to Charles Ives was also more effective than with the earlier, impromptu, poems; perhaps because the performers were more experienced, perhaps because the tone of the poems was more reflective, and the drum provided a quiet heart-beat counterpoint.”
In other news, I am so excited about the upcoming poetry night in Beaconsfield. If you live nearby do come!