The Performance of Poetry

Steve TasaneAuthor and performance poet, Steve Tasane, share his wisdom on the power and potency of words. He treats us too to two performance poems, one on The Zone and one about Saving the Libraries.

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Topics we explore:

  • Transitioning from performance poet to author
  • ‚Ä®Making a living as a performance poet
  • How Charles Dickens was a performer
  • A live poem on The Zone
  • The mathematics of poetry
  • How words are loaded with meaning
  • Why read a book out loud so readers can read them ‘in loud’
  • Why all books should have a map
  • A live poem on Saving the Libraries

Useful Links

Find out more about Steve, his books, poems and performances at:

Steve Tasane’s Blog Site
Walker Books UK
Ink Slingers

Watch Steve’s performance and interpretation of The Old Curiosity Shop

Something for the Weekend #001

100 Years of Ermintrude100 Years of Ermintrude

Here’s a short ‘read’ for the weekend – I say ‘read’ as this one’s a listen !!

This is the first in the 100 Years of Ermintrude trilogy which you can listen to for free – it tells of the life of a woman backwards – it is poignant and thought provoking.

“Stunning. I cried. That’s all !” said one man about it.

“You’ve captured the zeitgeist of every age,” said another.

– or it is also available in text and with audio for your iPhone and iPad if you want a copy to keep and take around with you to share with others

or buy the whole Trilogy on Amazon here

Enjoy …

Listen here if you have an iPhone or iPad

100 Years of Ermintrude


Erminrude100 Years of Ermintrude is a book of meditative poetry and my first real foray into the world of publishing. It comprises three intertwining life stories and is told in just 99 stanzas. Although it can be read in less than an hour, it’s something that will stay with you forever and you will want to read again.

Find out why this story is making grown men cry, mothers smile and children laugh and one man said, “Stunning. I cried. That’s all.”

“Inspiring, moving, emotional, poignant and full from cover to cover with the most amazing energy. Thank you Tom. I am a different person for having read 100 Years of Ermintrude.”
“Truly a touching piece of work and artistry wonderfully complimented by the guitar music. Thought provoking to the extent I just wanted to ‘hug’ someone.”

‘Ermintrude’ started life as a PDF and morphed into an MP3 download and MP4 Jackanory-style video before I wrote the two sequels and made it as an author in print for the first time.

If you have an iPhone you can get a full multimedia version of the first story in the trilogy which will make a commute fly by here.

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The Ermintrude Trilogy on

Audio version of the 1st story in the trilogy available as an iPhone app for only 99cents

All reviews gratefully received and appreciated too …