Poetry Corner: #06. Eight Questions With…. MC Angel

MC Angel started as a poet performing her original pieces at London’s Soho Theatre collaborating with some of Britain’s most skilled poets, moulding the Foundations for her piercing lyrical skills. Angel’s first taste of hip-hop was at Lyric Pad where They held the UK first all female MC battle. She tore the other girls to pieces with a fresh conscious style and ability to seduce the ever critical audience. Angel built a name on this and went on to host one of Lyric Pads highly successful all female nights. Mc angel has performed in a number of different venues and has supported skinny man, jhest at drop beats not bombs in birmingham. she went on the poetry link tour in 2008 with Dockers MC and supported her on the launch of her book ‘Mistakes In The Background’

I have seen MC Angel a number of times and she is brilliant with what she does. She is extremely talented and I was pleased when she agreed to contribute by answering the eight questions.

Q 01. How did you get into writing poetry?

i’ve been writing poetry since i have been able to write, i got into performing from doing drama and having a friend who helped me get my first few gigs and liking my stuff enough for me to believe other will enjoy it to!!

Q 02. How long have you been writing poetry for?

i have been writing for performance for 6 years

Q 03. What inspires you when writing poems?

i am inspired by many different subjects and many different situations…. i write in my head a lot, most of my stuff is from first person perspective so i usually write when i feel emotionally intence about someting as in hating being chatted up in the street.

Q 04. Who is your favourite poet and why?

dockers mc…. beacuse she is so different and has interesting stories!

Q 05. Describe your poems in three words?

raw, funny, fresh

Q 06. What poets do you advise people to listen to?

luke wright, usurlla rukker, saul williams, dockers mc, tim clair, scrubious pip, excentral tempest, yoda star

Q 07. Goals for the year?

finish a poetry album with beats, release4 anarachistic warriors project be the best person i can be!!

Q 08. What tips do you offer to any budding poets?

write as much as you can, a writer is a writer beacuse they write… work on concepts and go to lots of poetry nights, do as many open mics and slams as you can. soround yourself with creative geniouses… work hard and believe you deserve to be at the top!!”!

To hear material by MC Angel go to: www.myspace.com/mcangeluk

You can catch MC Angel live for yourself at:

25 May 2009 20:00
the new cross inn….. london
25 May 2009 20:00
the new cross inn….. london
5 Jul 2009 20:00
PRIDE the womens stage
11 Jul 2009 20:00
ugly shy girl at the qec for the laura dockrills book launch xxx london
17 Jul 2009 20:00
lattitude festival suffulk
18 Jul 2009 20:00
lattitude festival
19 Jul 2009 20:00
lattitude festival suffulk
27 Aug 2009 20:00
shambala festival poetry arena sheffield

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