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POETica is a stage for international spoken word poetry performance in Bangor. The event brings spoken word and live literature together in a fresh blend of slam, spoken word and literary poetry.

POETica performances showcase local lyrical talent and headline with top performance poets from around the UK and the world.

Our commitment to interactive poetry ensures an open mic at each show for anyone to give their wordsmithery a go, and the POETica crew create new, fun and interactive ways to experience poetry to complement each performance.

POETica collective is made up of local performance poets: phonetic phenomenon Martin Daws; beatbox literatus Dean Nicholls wowing the crowds with his verbal dexterity an unusual beatbox-harmonica stylings ...with valued help from glamourous event organiser Scorchie and high quality offerings from our excellent open micers.

The featured poets since February 2008 are; Jennifer Cerdana Amas, Gwyn Parry; Rosy Carrick, Jonny Fluffy Punk, Steve Larkin, Sophie Mckeand, Ross Sutherland, Sophia, Anthony Joseph, Jenny Lindsay, Dinesh Allirajah, Mr Phormula, members of the cellar writing group, Gwilym Morus, Rosie Lugosi, Rommi Smith, Ben Mellor, Duffy, E Amato, Dan Amor, Dizraeli, Ian Gregson, Ann the Poet, Patrick Jones, Nia Morgan, Raven, Rhys Trimble, Tim Clare, Sista Roots, Root Jackson, Tim Roberts, Michelle Scally Clarke and Catherine Brogan.