1. Tom Gill - '4 Minute Fix' View this video on YouTube Tom Gill / Via youtube.com Witty, wild and jam packed with clever wordplay, Tom Gill's poetry is infectiously energetic. 'Four Minute Fix' finds him lamenting over new trends of modern communication. 2. Jenny Browne - 'Written On A Theme' View this video on YouTube Faro Productions / Via youtube.com Delicate and sensual, Jenny Browne's verse is a thing of measured beauty. Wonderfully demonstrated here in 'Written On A Theme'. 3. Big Charlie Poet - 'It's The Grit That Makes The Pearl View this video on YouTube youtube.com / Via Evidently Salford Big Charlie Poet's work is a delight, both earthy and honest. 'It's The Grit That Makes The Pearl' finds the poet telling a visceral yet moving account of bullying. 4. Sophie Fenella - 'Waiting' View this video on YouTube youtube.com / Via BARPoetry Intense in both detail and emotion, Fenella's work is intimate and vital. Her poem here 'Waiting', charts a journey between the past and the present through recollections of a father. 5. Antosh Wojcik - 'Catching Hand' View this video on YouTube Ian Roberts / Via youtube.com 2013 Roundhouse Poetry Slam winner Antosh Wojcik is a truly wondrous stage presence. 'Catching Hand' finds him reminiscing on childhood folly in a way both delicate and intriguingly complex. 6. Deanna Rodger - 'Being British' View this video on YouTube Tilt Spokenword / Via youtube.com Billed as her 'anti BNP poem', 'Being British' finds the enlightening Deanna Rodger battling stereotypes in an effortless stage dominance. 7. Louise Fazackerley - 'Stuck Unsaid' View this video on YouTube Richard Davis / Via youtube.com Warm & engaging, Fazackerley's work often explores the everyday with a shimmering intensity. Here within 'Stuck Unsaid', she rues past memories of holding her tongue. 8. Tom Kwei - 'I Want You To Be My Ex' View this video on YouTube Freeflow Productions / Via youtube.com Revelling in dense wordplay and witty rhythms, Tom Kwei is also, me. Here I perform a piece about how I always seem to get on better with my girlfriends when we've split up, 'I Want You To Be My Ex'. 9. Miles Hadfield - 'Another One Won't Hurt' View this video on YouTube Evidently Salford / Via youtube.com Lean and funny in a very clever way, Hatfield delivers his work with a consummate ease. Here in 'Another One Won't Hurt' he ponders the constant, and perhaps lethal, appeal of bubblewrap. 10. Joy France - 'Running' View this video on YouTube Mersey Poetry Scene / Via youtube.com Joy France blends the conversational and the beautiful with aplomb. Her work here, 'Running', is a deftly told tale of a doomed existence. 11. Kieren King - 'Not Every Childhood Story Is A Fairytale' View this video on YouTube Mark Callum / Via youtube.com Part Vonnegut, part John Cooper Clarke, Kieren King's verse is probing and moving. 'Not Every Childhood Story Is A Fairytale' finds him lamenting that very truth in an endearing fashion. 12. Martin Visceral - 'Space To Breathe' View this video on YouTube Evidently Salford / Via youtube.com Taking heed from hip-hop, Martin Visceral's work is quick witted and rhythmically compelling. His work 'Space To Breathe' featuring a terrific blast of smart puns. 13. Dominic Berry - 'Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees Your Inner Calm!' View this video on YouTube Manchester Poets / Via youtube.com One of the more acclaimed poets on the list having had several showings at the Fringe, Dominic Berry's poetry is forceful, playful and always surprising. Within 'Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees Your Inner Calm' his clever writing shines through. 14. Rosie Garland - 'I Want To Be A Teenager In Devon' View this video on YouTube Literature Northwest / Via youtube.com Recollecting childhood memories with a wry knowing eye, Rosie Garland's 'I Want To Be A Teenager In Devon' is both thoughtful and intelligent.