"One of the most powerful voices of the Fringe this year" - EdFringe Review 2019

WINNER, Buxton Fringe Spoken Word Award 2019



Based on interviews with female-identifying practitioners across the music industry, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy is a tale of growing up and finding a voice.


Weaving together spoken word, live music, verbatim audio and a few teenage diary entries, award-winning poet Genevieve Carver and her live band (Tim Knowles, Brian Bestall and Ruth Nicholson) explore what it means to be a girl in the business of music – with a little help from Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone and Delia Derbyshire.


A Beautiful Way to be Crazy and other poems from the stage by Genevieve Carver

Verve Poetry Press, 2020

Based on interviews with women in the music industry, A Beautiful Way to be Crazy is a tale of growing up and finding a voice. It was originally a show by Genevieve and her live band The Unsung, weaving together spoken word, music, verbatim interview clips a few teenage diary entries. This book features the poems from this show alongside some of Genevieve's best and most memorable performance pieces.

  • PBK: £9.99

  • ISBN: 978 1 912565 35 1

  • 96 pages 216 x 138 • 32  poems

  • Market: General/trade

  • Genre: Poetry Collection



Our latest single, Little Green, is inspired by Joni Mitchell, and features contributions from Before Breakfast, Morven Bryce and Manon McCoy.

You can listen and watch the video for free here, but if you buy a download then all proceeds are being donated to Refuge domestic violence charity

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