Want to get a different perspective on poetry? Award winning spoken word poet and solo artist Euton Daley is coming to Oxford on National Poetry Day to launch his new book
'Politics of Love'. Euton and other poets will showcase their poems at the Tesco supermarket on Cowley Road on National Poetry Day 8th October 2015. The book (a collection of performance poetry with an audio CD) will also be on sale.
Politics of Love is a performance poetry collection, but to develop the rhythms and find the voice of the poems, it was piloted on stage. This refined of the voice of the poems and helped find their 'musical' score. The book challenges the male perception of love – exploring a man's quest to find, understand and keep it - and gives black local artists a performance platform, to explore politics and love.
The book is published by African Caribbean Kultural Heritage Initiative (ACKHI), which focuses on black culture and the politics of race within society, exploring present black experience and culture. The official launch will be at the Pegasus that evening, but the fun will start earlier, in Tescos on Cowley Road in Oxford.
Having left Pegasus Theatre after twenty three years as Artistic Director and CEO, Euton has been developing his career as a solo artist, DJ, arts consultant, creative producer and project manager. His award-winning play scripted from the book (Best Drama in the London International Solo Festival, July 2014) lead him to recently receive the fellowship award from Rose Bruford University, where he studied Community Theatre Arts from 1978-1981.