This project has actually been a few years in the making. When our open mic night came to an end in 2012, the idea was always to keep The Crunch going in one way or another. After exploring the possibilities of chapbooks, anthologies and other print-based media, the decision was made to instead keep The Crunch in the realms of the audiovisual.
We recorded our first test video in March 2014 and now, 18 months later, are ready to launch our first full issue. You can learn more about the development of the project by listening to our Issue #0 podcast here.
We'd like to express our thanks to Ian Gregson and Nia Davies, our first two feature poets, for supporting the project when it was still really just a concept. And also thanks to Graham Isaac, original Crunch co-founder, and his band Freeway Park for providing music for the podcast.
Issues #0 and #1 of The Crunch are available right now. Head over to our Archive page to check them out.
Note: crunchpoetry.com is currently optimised for web users, though a very basic mobile site is available. Mobile users, please bear with us whilst we sort out a better handheld version of The Crunch for you guys.