The Poets and Poetry radio show, is a pioneering & groundbreaking radio show dedicated to the art of poetry. The show was originally called 'Spoken Word UK' &  begun on online station Edge FM, in June 2014. Created by poet & author Sinclair Farrell after a meeting with the management of the station, the show was hosted by spoken word artists Poetic Jemz & Russeni, produced by Sinclair and was aired every Sunday 2-4pm as well as shortly between 2-5pm.  The show  was the first of its kind in the world to become a platform which has not only allowed poets to get their work played on the radio, it also given countless poets the opportunity to be a guest on a radio show/station for the first time as well as a number of poets radio industry experience by allowing them to host/present a radio show (some of which have gone onto to host their own shows on internet & FM stations). It has also helped in creating a charitable company which aims to help young people through poetry.


The show continued for 5 months on the station & featured guests including Dean Atta, Sara Hirsch, Amen Noir,  Theresa Lola, Jolade, Miike Galsworthy, Nat Nye, Shareefa Energy, JayO, Samuel King, Emmanuel Speaks & Nego True.  It prematurely ended in November 2014 as Edge FM stopped broadcasting. Off air for 5 months, the show returned in April 2015 with  a new name & on a brand new station. With its new name 'Poets & Poetry,' the show begun on a new day & time slot on Power Xtra Radio. On April 6th 2015 the first show aired on its new time of 4-6pm each & every Monday. Now hosted by Sinclair Farrell, the show has featured guests including Mina West, Matt Matthews, Devika Seasons, Dylema, Henry Stone, Lenea Herew, Boy Nash & Lionheart. The show has also featured guest hosts Tony Supreme, Samuel King, Minkles & Poet Tyro. The show ended its stint on Power Xtra, in August 2016 & returned in January 2017 for a new monthly slot every first Sunday of the month on Innov8Radio.



In January 2016, the Poets & Poetry show website launched bringing forth another new chapter for the Poets & Poetry radio show. The show is also now sponsored by Poetry Apps 4 U, exciting & innovative new apps which seek to provide poetry content in a visual, audio & podcast format through downloadable apps. Launching late 2017. 


 

Former Host: Sis Hya

Hyacinth Maynard (Known as Sis Hya) was 1 of the original hosts of the show when the show begun in June 2014. Although she unfortunately passed away on 6th July 2014. Her contribution & support towards the show prior to & after its creation, will never be forgotten.