A Literary Mixtape: Featuring Saul Williams, Caits Meissner, Joshua Kleinberg, Matt Mason, Inua Ellams and Bree Rolfe.

A Literary Mixtape: Featuring Saul Williams, Caits Meissner, Joshua Kleinberg, Matt Mason, Inua Ellams and Bree Rolfe.

Tonight at the Southbank Centre in London, performance poet and musician Saul Williams introduces his new anthology, Chorus: A Literary Mixtape, an introduction to 100 young street poets, students and outsiders he is championing. Litro Lab is delighted to welcome Saul to the podcast to talk about the anthology and his own work.

Saul Williams is a performance poet and musician whose fierce, philosophical rants cross genres and weave together hip hop, politics and poetry. Starting out performing his poetry at the legendary Nuyorican Poets open-mic events in the 1990s, Saul Williams has gone on to release rap albums, publish poetry books and star in Slam, the film that won the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes in 1998.

In this podcast you’ll hear Saul talking about the anthology and reading a meta-poem he has written using words from the work of the 100 poems in the Chorus anthology. You’ll also hear the voices of some of the poets who contributed to the book reading their work: Caits Meissner reading “Kissing”, Joshua Kleinberg reading “Transient”, Matt Mason reading “Connections”, Inua Ellams reading “Guerilla Garden Writing Poem”, and Bree Rolfe reading “Non-Verbal Learning Disorder”.

To listen to the podcast, use the player below.


Saul Williams’ Literary Mixtape is on at the Southbank Centre tonight, Thursday  29th November.

Sound credits:
“Unanswered Questions” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Emily Cleaver

About Emily Cleaver

Emily Cleaver is Litro's Online Editor. She is passionate about short stories and writes, reads and reviews them. Her own stories have been published in the London Lies anthology from Arachne Press, Paraxis, .Cent, The Mechanics’ Institute Review, One Eye Grey, and Smoke magazines, performed to audiences at Liars League, Stand Up Tragedy, WritLOUD, Tales of the Decongested and Spark London and broadcasted on Resonance FM and Pagan Radio. As a former manager of one of London’s oldest second-hand bookshops, she also blogs about old and obscure books. You can read her tiny true dramas about working in a secondhand bookshop at smallplays.com and see more of her writing at emilycleaver.net.

One comment

  1. Jamie Wilson says:

    Last time i seen Saul was in Glasgow supporting NIN in 2006.What a return i seen him at the SWG3 in Glasgow and wow what a performance,sold out 120 capacity venue.Was just pure genius what a guy.

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