We’re joined on the Starline by Poet / Filmmaker Tomos Roberts. You may not have heard of him before when he read poems to crowds in London. But his heartfelt poem “The Great Realization” has captured the world. We welcome Tomos Roberts
Let’s go Beyond the Mic Born in New Zealand, now living in England, your wrote “The Great Realization” to help your younger brother and sister during the beginning of the pandemic. Why was this important to you to do?
In the first page the child asks to remember 2020. “Take me back to 2020. That’s all I’m asking for” With all the death and darkness of the pandemic, why do we need to remember the light of this year?
On your website probablytomfoolery.com you have a line there that said Simple Poems for Complicated Times. Should these dark and nuanced times be simplified or forgotten?
The Rockin’ 8
Time is running out, so it’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions, answer with the first thing that comes to your mind.
There is no Pressure.
1. How close is Blaggers Rights to be shown to the public?
2. Guinness or Harp
3. Best movie in your opinion is?
4. Class you hated at the University of Manchester
5. When reading poems to your brother & sister who falls asleep last?
6. What is your favorite word?
7. Favorite thing to do in London
8. One thing people don’t know about you
His new book “The Great Realization” is available now, Tomos Roberts thank you for taking the time to talk with me today.
And that my friends is Beyond the Mic.
Tomos reads his poem:
Tomos’ book was recently recommended on The Today Show “to ease kids’ anxiety about coronavirus.”