Highlights from this issue include an Introduction to Spoken Word. 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.
BND is a spoken word magazine that documents the Irish spoken word scene as it exists and evolves. We cultivate content with the help of contributors from around the country who wish to write about the community whether it be essays, articles, reviews, interviews etc.