Guerrilla Theatre 1970

From Oz, number 8, May 1970
This feature is from the notorious schoolkids issue of Oz, which led to prosecutions. The article is about guerrilla theatre in several London schools.
In the early 80s Ranting poets would often crash punk gigs by jumping on stage and machine-gunning poems over the mic’. Poets also did gigs on picket lines, as still happens. Working class poets thought that poetry could say something to ordinary people and that the audience and moment for a poem were important. Whilst most academic poetry was in an echo-chamber the only one the Ranters were interested in was on dub albums.

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