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Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017- Jemima Foxtrot got me writing

 

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The leaves under my feet rustle

The fir trees feel alive;

As I look up to see the sun

The birds scream and off they fly;

I gotta have faith.

The road disappears and the path vanishes

I find myself in the middle of nowhere;

I gotta have faith, faith, faith;

I gotta have faith.

The sun flashes its rays

All around me spreads the light;

As I look up to see the ball of fire

I feel a presence, but there’s no one in sight;

I gotta have faith.

Ftom the distance comes a sweet shout

I hear her calling my name;

“Where are you Artika?” she pleads

” For goodness sake, this is not a game.”

I gotta have faith, faith, faith.

I gotta have faith!

By Artika Bakshi

PS- An hour and a half with Jemima and in 20 minutes I penned this down.

A session to remember!

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Hello

Jemima is a performance poet and singer who blends powerful, sonic heavy poetry about modern life with snippets of her favourite artists’ songs – as well as her own – in a belting singing voice that will knock you for six.

Shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Spoken Word Fellowship 2015, Jemima performs extensively across the country. Her poetry film Mirror, commissioned by BBC Arts as part of their Women who Spit series, is available on iplayer. She has also appeared on Lynn Barber’s episode of Arts Night on BBC2.

Jemima’s debut poetry show Melody, won the spoken word award at Buxton Fringe Festival 2015 and was critically acclaimed at its run at the PBH Free Fringe at Edinburgh 2015, receiving several 4 star reviews. Melody is touring in 2016.

Jemima recently performed in the Barbican main hall as part of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project alongside poetry legends including Simon Armitage and Don Paterson for a special concert curated by and featuring Beck.

Jemima is also an experienced Workshop facilitator who works with children of all ages as well as with vulnerable adults.

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