Poetry is the mother tongue of mankind" Johann Georg Hamann
Who Are We?
Samples of Work
Link to richgoodson.com
word Jam! We're
a dynamic collective of poets and performers, based in Nottingham, Uk. our co-directors are Rich goodson and mina fatemi.
word Jam is inter-cultural and multilingual. we want to celebrate the massive diversity of languages and cultures, here, now, in the uk, through poetry, music, rap, spoken word and story.
our aims are:
to create a supportive, democratic network of poets and performers, both professional and amateur, mostly from non-english-speaking backgrounds.
. to help each other develop new, ORIGINAL work - in english or other languages - through regular creative writing workshops and rehearsals.
to collaborate with musicians and word-artists from other cultures and languages.
. To entertain, educate and inspire by performing our work at events and festivals.
our ethos is encapsulated in a quotation from the german poet johann Georg hamann:
"poetry is the mother-tongue of mankind".
If you'd like to book us, or work with us, or join us - or you'd just like to know a bit more - fill out the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as we can:
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