The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain


The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain is Potent Whisper‘s debut spoken word collection. Bringing together nine full-length pieces, the book dismantles and offers radical solutions to the most pressing sociopolitical issues of our time.

More than pages of a book, each piece has actively served campaigns on the ground for the past two years; being delivered at demonstrations, in council chambers, on television news channels and at political occupations. The collection includes well known pieces like The Rhyming Guide to NHS Privatisation, Estate of War and Grenfell Britain which received 400,000+ views and was twice referenced in parliament.

Illustrated by Marco Bevilacqua

“In any age of false political rhetoric we always need truth tellers. Potent Whisper is both truth teller and a critical poetic voice in this time.”
– Lisa McKenzie, author of Getting By: Estates, Class and Culture in Austerity Britain

“The Rhyming Guide to Grenfell Britain delivers the message so many are trying to articulate, that the system is broken, run for the benefit of the 1% at the cost of everyone else, that this has led to Grenfell, to social cleansing in our cities, the war on the poor, the squandering of our resources on Trident. But here lies hope as well, for Potent Whisper keeps his work potent – and points to how you can be a renegade too, and how rage can be shaped and sharpened and used effectively to reclaim our power together. This is a laser guided call out to all who are paying attention.”

– Jamie Kelsey Fry, contributing editor New Internationalist.

“Potent Whisper’s depth of knowledge and calm intensity make this collection authoritative, accessible and compelling. The Rhyming Guide To Grenfell Britain is a class-conscious call to arms that informs, enrages and inspires.

Revolutionary rhyming at its best”

– Dave Randall, author of Sound System

“I can hear and see him pacing up and down with every word in the service of the people. If only the LEFT could bring themselves to talk PROPER LIKE POTENT we might still get that revolution’”

– Ian Bone, Class War