Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A couple of poets reciting their work in Hull accents.

I came across Joe Hakim's work for the first time today. Skipping through a collection of poems by Hull writers I saw a title "Two coppers in a Subaru", and had to read it.
I'm still not completely sold on Joe H's stuff, or Mike Watts' for that matter. Maybe they're just a bit too crude for an elderly gent. Sometimes a frontal assault is needed, but a little goes a long way for me. Still, if the subject is my native heath and its denizens, and the accent is genuine, that's two points in their favour.

More of Joe H's output here
and Mike W's here

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