Be Spoke Podcast

Hosted ByThe Spoken Word Poetry Community of Singapore

The Wonder of Words, The Power of Performance
Singapore's Spoken Word Poets

The BeSpoke Podcast is a living collection of works from the thriving Spoken Word Poetry scene in Singapore.

After our Crafted By episode that took an in-depth look at the Spoken Word Poetry scene in Singapore, we learned that this creative community is ‘live performance’ only: despite a rich history with multiple waves of spoken word poets over the years, no-one has been actively recording their performances!

This podcast was launched with an open offer to Singapore-based poets to come to our studio and record their works, which will be added as episodes to this podcast. There’s no fixed schedule; as poets come by to record, we’ll release them to the world.

So far, we’ve recorded works from Marc Nair, Stephanie Dogfoot and Deborah Emmanuel. Our plan is for new episodes weekly, and hopefully, also be some live performance episodes coming in 2020!


All Episodes

Power Lines – Marc Nair

Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore, this is his poem “Power Lines” His works bear witness to beauty, truth and hope. He has published and edited twelve books of poetry and is the co-founder and principal photographer of Mackerel, an online culture magazine. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award....

Once Upon a Time – Marc Nair

Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore, this is his poem, “Once Upon a Time” His works bear witness to beauty, truth and hope. He has published and edited twelve books of poetry and is the co-founder and principal photographer of Mackerel, an online culture magazine. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young...

O Holy Torrent – Marc Nair

Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore, this is his poem, “O Holy Torrent” His works bear witness to beauty, truth and hope. He has published and edited twelve books of poetry and is the co-founder and principal photographer of Mackerel, an online culture magazine. He is a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist...

Love in a Time of Wearing Shorts – Marc Nair

As part of our Spoken Word Episode, we’ve offered our recording services to the poets to help build up an online audio repository of their work. This is Singapore Poetry Slam champion Marc Nair, with “Love in a Time of Wearing Shorts” Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore. His works bear witness...

The Language Hospital – Marc Nair

As part of our Spoken Word Episode, we’ve offered our recording services to the poets to help build up an online audio repository of their work. First up is Singapore Poetry Slam champion Marc Nair. This is “The Language Hospital” Marc Nair is a poet and photographer from Singapore. His works bear witness to beauty,...