November 8, 2017
Poet X Special: Tales Of The Untold 2.0 (TOTU2)
In collaboration with our partners Monsters Among Us and Asterik Anak Seni, Poet X is proud to present an off-season special of recordings taken during our event in August 2017.
TOTU2 was part of a larger campaign to raise awareness on the issue of child sexual abuse and sexual grooming, or abbreviated as CSAG.
It was held at Twenty20Two, PJ and showcased many different performances including music, poetry, storytelling and theatre. Our celebrity guest Daphne Iking also took to the stage and read true victim stories which touched the hearts of many in the crowd. The venue was packed on the night with over 170 tickets sold.
It is our combined hope that the message is received by society loud and clear that there is no place for CSAG in our country and our future.
Featured exclusively in this episode are poems recorded live during 'Tales of the Untold' 2.0:
1) 'Achar Budak Kampung' by Pavithrah Sambu
2) 'Motorcycle Diaries' by Jamal Raslan
3) 'Hati Besar Jari' by Wani Ardy
May 22, 2017
Ruminate - Muhammad Zhafir
Ruminate was a spoken word event organised by Poet X in February 2017 where we showcased among the biggest talents of the contemporary poetry scene.
Muhammad Zhafir was the opening act for Ruminate and proceeded to set the stage and standard for the night. From the onset, Zhafir blew the audience away with his focus on rhyme schemes and wordplay.
Zhafir represents the groundbreaking poetry collective called MicJackers, organisers of the monthly poetry event called Jack It!. He has performed at various stages throughout Kuala Lumpur like the Cooler Lumpur Fest, The Flame by MAPS, If Walls Could Talk, Arts for Grabs, TEDxINTI Subang and Festival Boco Puisi in Ipoh. He has also featured alongside National Laureate A. Samad Said and rapper Altimet.
November 9, 2016
To Be Heard, Not Seen
Being our very first episode, we find it fitting to celebrate our beginning with young poets who are also at the beginning of their creative years. This episode delves into the the minds of 3 talented teenagers and sheds light on the challenges they faced in growing up.
Poet X strongly believes in liberating voices to speak out on issues. We believe the hardest things to talk about are the things we need to talk about most. Hence, we welcome poets and listeners alike to join us on our show as we embrace challenges and changes in the world we live in today.
Featured this episode:
1. 'Becoming 19' by Lisa Nurmarini
2. 'Papercuts' by Nadia
3. 'Brother' by Syawal