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All Borders Blur

Mapping Intersections and Genre Crossings in UK Spoken-Word Poetries Since 1965

“All Borders Blur” is a two-day conference celebrating intersections of literary and performance traditions in contemporary UK spoken-word poetry

Keynote Speakers

Joelle Taylor
Dr. Anthony Joseph

Queen Mary University of London, UK


Date: 11th-12th November 2023

The conference report, authored by Marie Krebs, is now available here

This is a hybrid event with option for remote attendance

Now announced: Evening programme on 11 November (6PM-9PM)!
Poetry Party at the Roebuck (now The Court)’
featuring performances by Carol Leeming, Hannah Silva, and Red Medusa


Dr. Shalini Sengupta

(University of Vienna)

Prof. Andrea Brady

(Queen Mary University of London)

Prof. Peter Howarth

(Queen Mary University of London)