Bunbury Magazine – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This is not a traditional poetry show. This is a poetry show that is deep in the moment, created in the moment, leaving the audience on the edge of their seat as no-one in the room knows which direction each poem will take next.
Jah-Mir Early is a poet of extraordinary ability. He is able to write about important topics such as cultural identity, heritage and the loss of identity in society with a depth of imagery and clarity of purpose that is enviable.
This particular performance ended before the scheduled finish. The raw nature of the show had clearly taken its toll on Jah-Mir. If writing and sharing poetry is like holding up a mirror to your soul and then laying it bare for the audience, then Early’s style of extemporaneous poetry is also like opening a vein and letting every part of you flow out. It was a thrilling and engrossing performance, with every night promising to be different, original and something worth being part of.
Jah-Mir Early – Be Spoken
The Banshee Labyrinth, 1730.
Part of PBH Free Fringe
6th – 26th August (except Tuesdays)