Hit the Ode is a unique performance poetry night bringing world-class spoken word artists to the heart of Birmingham.
October’s edition of Hit The Ode is a Hippodrome Young Poets (HYP) Showcase. Celebrating the work of some of Birmingham’s finest spoken word artists and the launch of their first anthology, created with Verve Poetry Press.
The brilliant performers from Hippodrome Young Poets are Amara Amaryah, Lerah Mae Barcenilla, Jack Crowe, Danai ‘Dee’ Denga, Adrian B Earle, Nafeesa Hamid, Shaun Hill, Kibriya Mehrban, George Reiner, Eleanor Rushton, Bethany Slinn, Hannah Swingler, Jessica Syposz, Emma Thompson and Afrah Yafai.
Performing alongside HYP will be renowned poet Jacob Sam-La Rose and award-winning performer Jasmine Gardosi, who have mentored them in the practice and possibilities of poetry.