A Lovely Word featuring The Repeat Beat Poet

Thursday 1th December

A Lovely Word is Liverpool’s most eclectic poetry night, featuring two halves of open mic poets, and a headliner beginning the first half. Hosted by Alex Ferguson, this free event is a fun, relaxed and friendly evening of performance poetry.

 

Peter deGraft-Johnson is a British-born Ghanaian poet, broadcaster, and Hip Hop artist known by The Repeat Beat Poet. His debut pamphlet, ‘A Testament To Life And Death’ was published in February 2022 by Verve Poetry Press.

Peter co-founded the Rap & Poetry open mic Pen-Ting and hosts the multi-award nominated Lunar Poetry Podcast, which is archived in the British Library. He appears regularly on radio with Hip Hop collective Imaginary Millions on Soho Radio, and his solo show #TheRepeatBeatBroadcast. His broadcast work has also been featured on BBC Radio 4xtra, BBC Essex, and BBC Radio London.

Peter is a graduate of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, BBC 1xtra Words First, and the Obsidian Foundation programmes, and in 2021 he was a writer-in-residence at the Library of Africa & The African Diaspora in Accra, Ghana.

He has toured across the UK and internationally, performing everywhere from Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club to multiple festivals and jam nights, and alongside writers like Joelle Taylor (TS Eliot), Roger Robinson (TS Eliot Prize) and Salena Godden (FRSL).

His debut single This That was released in 2020. His work has been anthologised by Penguin Random House, Bad Betty Press, Magma Poetry, and #PoetryOnThePicketLine, and he regularly works with leading UK Poetry organisation Apples & Snakes.

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