Stirred Food Fondling!

Results for the Food Fondling Task of last night! We basically asked people to get on the stage blindfolded and touch up an item of food, then go and write a poem about it. The brave people who volunteered all took their food item home, plus a spoon for the lovely Karen Little whose first stage performance was last night’s Stirred!

Karen Little’s Coconut

Impressed with your

3 ripples

and the milky echo

inside your scratching.

Don’t shy away,

roll against my

palms and

trust me.


Sara Ellis’s Tomato

A dull texture, matt.

Cold like a refreshing

Manchester hangover cure.

Its’ warm, leafy protrudence, growing

out of it’s head.

My squashy apple, tickling

my fingerprints.


Franco Speziali’s Ginger

Cold in hand, but

receptive of the warmth

my hand offered.

Tough leathery skin,

caressed by my

smooth palm it fit

in so perfectly.

Knotted, with premature

stumps, like limbs,

tiny baby

fingers clothing my


Thanks to everyone who came! See you all at the next Stirred, Monday 4th June, theme of FILM! Open mics slots will include films of poets!!!


The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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2 comments on “Stirred Food Fondling!
  1. Belinda says:

    Loving the food poems from last night, great work :)

  2. […] part of the event. People have written travel tankas, memories of their first film, pieces based on fondling food, Tracey Emin inspired haikus, pieces that are lyric borrowing from Kate Bush. If you’ve come […]

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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