Poems about Essex written and read by Martin Newell
Spoke’n’word took place in spring 2006 and summer 2007. It was a partnership project between Insite, The Essex Cultural Tourism Programme, and the poet Martin Newell.
Spoke’n’Word involved gentle bicycle and walking trips punctuated by Newell’s poetry readings and anecdotes pertaining to the beautiful countryside area around the Colne Valley in north Essex. Many of the participants at the time asked if recordings of the poems might be available to buy. We have therefore selected some of Newell’s best pieces – reading set against a soothing backdrop of birdsong and water on this record.