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About Hidden Literature

Who Are We?

Founded by author, spoken word artist, and photographer, Ovyuki, Hidden Literature is a platform that exists for poets & spoken word artists. We recognise the importance of poetry and how influential the art form can be. We work to create a greater awareness of poetry through our events, workshops, blog, poetry playlist, and online poetry community. 

To show appreciation for poetry & spoken word and give artists a platform to share their work we have curated a Spotify playlist called Hidden Literature (Poetry Playlist) specifically for songs that include a piece of poetry or spoken word.

We invite all genres of music onto the playlist. If you have a song including an extract of poetry or spoken word we want to hear from you! 

Writers, poets, and spoken word artists can submit a featured post to our blog. Visit blog submissions on our website to submit your poetry.


You will need to register your interest to perform by completing the form on our website here. Open mic sign-up will take place on the night. First-come, first-served. Arrive early to avoid disappointment. Please do not expect an email from us, we do not reserve spots.

– To perform at this event you will need a ticket. 

– All poems or songs should last up to 5 mins maximum. 

– If you would like to play a backing track please bring a USB (16-bit MP3 tracks only) and save it in a folder called ‘MY WORD!’. 

Partners and clients

Want to get your track onto the Spotify Hidden Literature playlist? 


Want to get your track onto the Hidden Literature Writer’s Block playlist? 


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