Special studio guest Giovanni Esposito aka Spoz the 11th Birmingham Poet
Laureate ‘Spoz' being
the bit between the ‘E' and the ‘ito' (kind of). Spoz describes
himself as a sort of poet. The sort, in fact, that has been
published, recorded, been on the radio, won awards, is a member of
the renowned ‘New October Poets', taken part in so many festivals,
he's lost count and even had a commission from the BBC. The sort of
poet that isn't quite everybody's cup of tea, though, could be
yours.He'sa singer, songwriter,
playwright and musical writer. He has produced and directed self
penned musicals in Birmingham and Edinburgh. He's written and
recorded albums with several bands as well as a solo artiste and
appeared before the Queen mum (RIP). In this interview I
talk to Spoz about his many achievements including the Birmingham
Poet Laureateship, his work with bringing poetry to children, and
his self written "karaoke" musicals.
Spoz also performs the poems : Vodka Catalyst, Identity
Poem, Dying For A Dump In The Car On The Way Back From Cheltenham,
Disco Dad and I Met Jesus At St Andrews Football Stadium
You can aslo check out Spoz's Myspace site which has
examples of his work.
If you are an artist who is local to Birmingham and would like to
record a session or interview please contact me here.
Homegrown is the creation of Nic Treadwell who has been podcasting since 2004. The current format of the podcast revolves around the story of Arthur Kunt written, recorded and produced by Nic. New content will be released every two weeks starting Sunday 20/11/2016. The programme will feature additional music content where necessary. Anyone wishing to submit material for consideration to be included please email firstname.lastname@example.org