London based poet and spoken word artist Katie (performer name Klastro) has been performing for almost a decade, at many London venue showcases:
Dean Atta & Deanna Rodger’s “Come Rhyme With Me”, Leytonstone Arts Trail, Noteworthy, AllSortz, The Great Barn Extravaganza — Ruislip, Lyric Hammersmith, Royal Festival Hall, Deal Real Records relaunch Carnaby, Free Word Centre, Costa coffee, Bussey Building, Surrey/Brunel University, Passing Clouds — Lyrically Challenged, Silver Bullet, BoxPark and Rich Mix.
Katie’s University Placement at Rich Mix in Shoreditch, gave her the confidence and platform towards performing her own written work. She discusses various topics- ranging from city humour, UK lifestyles to broader societal issues. In addition to featuring in poetry anthologies and online publications, she won the top cash prize of £200 via the Guestlist Network publication’s ‘Cash Genie’ competition prize, coming up with their “Wittiest Rhyme”.
Below is a piece of her poetry from her:
Terror, it aims to divide
This darkness resides, unless we truly fight
Instead cohesion, humility and unity’s needed
Our memories resonating, soul spirits superceded
People physically hurting
Citizens emotionally bleeding
Friends mentally wounding
It’s on a global scale, seriously my heart impales.
So we have to arise, reject what is expected
From these extreme fundamentalist states of mind,
Horror and sorrow, how can this be God’s will
Surely not predesigned…
Such torment and turmoil
With hatred and corruption combined
It’s an exploding ripple effect
On our earth’s soil,
Something has to draw the line
It’s definite human agency, and a world urgency.
Follow Klastro on the links below:
www.facebook.com/klastrodesigns (Professional Face painting & Body Art)