This blog started as part of a look at the Ranting poets of the 1980s. It looks at the poets, their poetry as well as the music and politics of the times. The blog also looks at working class poetry, from around the world, from history and today.

Stand Up and Spit was a series of gigs, exhibitions and talks in 2015. Gigs around England followed in 2016. We’ve also been researching Ranting poetry and Ranting poets. We’ve uploaded interviews, pictures, records, badges and all the bits and pieces that made us such unruly youngsters.

We’ll also be looking at young poets in their own sweariness and how Ranting’s vibrancy thrives in todays spoken word, or not.

Stand Up and Spit gigs rocked London in 2015.
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All material here is for historical purposes and for educational fair use. Stand Up and Spit do not own all copyright and any publishers that ask we’ll take what they object to off the site.

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