Yes, We Cant is our regular spoken word night which started at The Pretty Bricks in Walsall but since COVID-19 has reappeared on Zoom with occasional outings at Wolves Lit Fest. It’s built a well-deserved reputation for bringing top-notch poetry and spoken word to our region.
Each month we bring you a headline guest, plucked from among the best the poetry world has to offer, an ‘Alf Ender (a local poet with a book or books for sale) and ten open mic spots. Past headliners read like a line-up of the poetry great and good: Elvis McGonagall, The Antipoet, Melanie Branton, Johnny Fluffypunk, Brenda Read-Brown, Nafeesa Hahmid, Rick Dove, Liz Berry, Luke Wright, Jonathan Edwards, Rosie Garland, and many, many more.
Yes, We Cant is on the first Sunday of each month. We go for a 7.30pm start and – as Monday is a school day – finish by 9.30pm so everyone can get a good night’s sleep. It is a pay-as-you-feel event and you can drop money into our virtual act to help pay the featured poets. Come along and see what you’ve been missing!