Marxist. Trade Unionist. Socialist-feminist. Author. Poet. Speaker. Tutor. RMT ex-Exec. Workers' Liberty. Autie. Bi. PUFC fan.

SpOAKen Word Lewes

On the second Sunday of every month at 7pm, Janine Booth hosts an evening of poetry and storytelling at the Royal Oak, 3 Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2DA.

Subscribe to the e-newsletter here


Fucking Tanks

Submitted by Janine on 07 March 2022 at 11:44

A guest poem from Spoaken Word Lewes regular open mic'er Fred The Ninja. Thanks Fred.




I owe my very existence to Russian fucking tanks.

If my dad had not run from them 66 years ago in Hungary, he never would have come here, never would have met my mum.

Even though I never faced them myself the bloody trail of their tracks is imprinted on my life.

Spoaken Word Lewes with AP Staunton

Submitted by Janine on 08 December 2022 at 20:06
Event Date

AP Staunton lis a regular contributor to Spoaken Word Lewes' open mic. Asked to provide a description of himself, he sent this rhyme:

He's just an ordinary working class bloke,

Who likes a laugh and a joke,

Often in trouble,

Burst many a bubble,

So come hear him at the Royal Oak.