Boundless & Bare presents Issue 1 of BND, Ireland’s first and only spoken word magazine featuring articles, interviews, comments and everything in between all in the name of canonizing and documenting the spoken word scene in Ireland. The magazine has writers from all over Ireland who have contributed content. Highlights from this issue include an Introduction to Spoken Word looking at what spoken word is and who is big on the scene. Articles by poet and musician Peter Murphy on ‘The Life and Rhymes of of William S. Burroughs’ and BBC Starlit Abby Oliveira on the hip-hop culture in Northern Ireland. Student Life and Spoken Word by award-winning spoken word artists Paul McNamara, Caoimhe Donnelly from Dublin, Alana Daly Mulligan from Cork, and Irish Times Hennessy New Writer of 2017 Ilyana Kuhling from Limerick. Spoken word theatre emerging in Dublin and a review of ‘See True’ and ‘Boy Child’ by FeliSpeaks and Dagogo Hart. Reviews on Alice Kinsella’s Sexy Fruit, newcomer Tómas Hade’s 'You're So Much Smaller in the Sunlight', The Dublin Story Slam storytelling podcast, The Circle Sessions’ Second Album featuring music, poetry and comedy.
The magazine was created by Boundless & Bare founded by Melissa Ridge and Melanie O’ Donovan. Established in January 2018 they have so far released 14 monthly spoken word gig guides, produced 11 Podcast episodes with featured guests from around the country as well as abroad, articles and interviews on the BND blog, they have also managed a national tour as well as two international individual tours.
After a sold out launch on February 22nd Issue 1 is currently available to order! Magazines are €6 plus shipping!