Jamie Thrasivoulou: The Best Of A Bad Situation – book review

The Best of a Bad Situation by Jamie Thrasivoulou CoverJamie Thrasivoulou – The Best Of A Bad Situation
Silhouette Press
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A debut collection of poetry from spoken word artist Jamie Thrasivoulou – one of the most vital voices on the growing scene. Sophie Sparham reviews. 

Darkly humorous, brutally honest and distinctly working class; Jamie Thrasivoulou’s debut collection of poetry The Best Of A Bad Situation isn’t your average work of literature in the growing spoken word scene.

Hard hitting from start to finish, The Best of a Bad Situation takes you through the door of terrace houses, rundown estates and into the hearts of those who see the world from the bottom of the ladder. With politically fuelled words and a critical analysis of the world we live in, the collection gives us a glimpse at working class modern day Britain from the Midlands.

Derby based poet, Thrasivoulou, is making a name for himself around the UK with his no holds barred, direct performances and this is reflected perfectly in the text.

From slang to simile, he plays with language, layout and challenges the way that we view the everyday. It’s poets like these that are changing the face of literature.

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Find out more about Jamie Thrasivoulou by following him on Twitter: @JMThras or listen via Spotify. Buy The Best of a Bad Situation from Silhouette Press.

All words by Sophie Sparham. More writing by Sophie can be found at their author’s archive. Sophie is also on twitter as @SophieSparham and has a website : www.sophiesparham.co.uk

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