“They did it. They found a way to measure pain. They established a metric unit. Called it Hurtz.’
Incredibly Hurtz is Jasmine Gardosi’s first foray into print. It is also a labour of love. A single poem, performable, readable on the subject of sound, colour and individual pain (physical but also and most notably emotional).Jasmine’s incredible piece helps launch our new Verve Poetry ‘Spoken Pamphlet’ series – in which Poets write for the page but with the full intention of bringing them into the performance arena.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jasmine Gardosi is a multiple slam champion, Birmingham Poet Laureate finalist and recent winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Poetry. Jasmine uses audience participation, beatboxing and manipulation of voice and body in order to explore LGBTQ+ issues, sex education and mental health. Her work has appeared on Sky Arts, Button Poetry, at the Tate Modern, Glastonbury Festival, and across BBC Radio, including BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, Radio 4 and BBC Asian Network. Jasmine runs West Midlands Poets’ Place, as well as regular school and community workshops around the country.