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Saturday, 24 January 2015

Matt Harvey: on botox, potatoes and renewable energy

Matt Harvey will be bringing his poetry to Sidmouth:
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth ... Matt Harvey and the Element in the Room ... Thursday 5th March at 7.30pm

He is very entertaining:



Published on Jun 3, 2013

Writer, poet, enemy of all that's difficult and upsetting, Matt Harvey's way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Wimbledon Tennis Championships via Saturday Live, the Edinburgh Festival and the Work section of the Guardian. He is host of Wondermentalist -- Radio 4's comedy-infused, musically enhanced interactive poetry cabaret -- and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts (Poetry Trust) and Where Earwigs Dare (Green Books). He is married, with one wife. They have two sons.
"Very funny..." Independent
"...not only funny but tender and true" Guardian
"fabulously understated" Dorset Echo


Performance 1: Matt Harvey at TEDxExeter - YouTube

And from the TEDx website:

The poet and Wondermentalist Cabaret presenter all the way from Totnes (twinned with Narnia), for the first of two slots.
His first poem, living the questions: “If love can build a bridge, can affection put up a shelf?”
(Laughter)
This is not his shortest poem, which is Botox: “Early onset taxidermy”. He hopes people weren’t offended by that poem, but if they were, how could we tell?
(More laughter)
The Love Food, Hate Waste campaign asked Matt to write a love poem to the potato, to the whole potato. We clapped his first effort, but the campaign didn’t. So he wrote effort number 2: “No spud is dud. If you get all sprouty, don’t go all throwy-outy!”
(Even more laughter)
Less is More: if we have less of something, we have more of something else. That’s physics – trust him. “Less haze, more stars; more community, less isolation; less passive listening, MORE PARTICIPATION!”
(Laughter and applause)

More Information

Here’s Matt Harvey’s websiteLess is More, and a very pertinent poem on slugs.
Matt Harvey performance

And a little bit more video:

The very clever people (well, Andrew Brown) at de facto films have edited a showreel from clips left lying around on youtube…

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Matt Harvey reel from de facto films on Vimeo.

The Same Flame intro video is up. The song cycle is a collaboration between Matt and composer Thomas Hewitt Jones and is available now from Boosey and Hawkes.

A performance of Thwok is up on youtube…


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2 comments:

costlules said...

We clapped his first effort, however the campaign didn’t. So he wrote effort number 2: “No spud is dud. If you get all sprouty, don’t go all throwy-outy!”

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neha verma said...

Botox is most commonly used a wrinkle treatment these days. When injected around the eyes and the mouth,
thanks.
neha verma