Friday, November 11, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday 4th December

 Next Buzzwords Sunday 4th December

Workshop, led by Jacqueline Saphra 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet
Jacqueline Saphra



Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged



Jacqueline Saphra The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye) was nominated for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. The Saboteur award-winning If I Lay On My Back I Saw Nothing But Naked Women was published by The Emma Press in 2014 and All My Mad Mothers is due from Nine Arches Press in 2017.  She teaches for The Poetry School.
 

Friday, October 7, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday 6th November

Next Buzzwords Sunday 6th November


Workshop, led by Anne-Marie Fyfe 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet
Anne-Marie Fyfe

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged


Anne-Marie Fyfe’s fifth poetry collection is House of Small Absences (Seren Books, 2015). Born in Cushendall, Co. Antrim, Ireland, Anne-Marie lives in London where she works as an arts organiser. She has run Coffee-House Poetry’s readings & classes at London’s leading live literature venue, the Troubadour, since 1997, is Poetry Co-ordinator for the annual John Hewitt International Summer School in Ireland, & is a former chair of the UK’s Poetry Society. www.annemariefyfe.com

Monday, September 12, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday October 2nd

Next Buzzwords Sunday October 2nd

Workshop, led by David Clarke and Cliff Yates 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poets: David Clarke and Cliff Yates


Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged


David Clarke's first pamphlet Gaud won the Michael Marks Award in 2013. His first full collection, Arc, was published by Nine Arches in 2015 and was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. Recent poems have appeared in magazines such as Long Poem Magazine, MagmaBare Fiction and Tears in the Fence. He currently teaches on-line for The Poetry School.

Cliff Yates’ latest collection, published by smith|doorstop in 2016, is Jam. His various collections include Henry’s Clock, winner of both the Aldeburgh first collection prize and the Poetry Business book & pamphlet competition, Frank Freeman’s Dancing School (Arts Council England Writer’s Award) and Selected Poems, a smith|doorstop ebook. He wrote Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School during his time as Poetry Society poet-in-residence, following the success of his students at Maharishi School in poetry competitions. He has led courses and workshops for the Arvon Foundation, the Poetry Society, the British Council, universities and schools in the UK and abroad.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday September 4th


Next Buzzwords Sunday September 4th
Workshop, led by Graham Burchell, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet: Graham Burchell


Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged
 
Graham Burchell was born in Canterbury and now lives in South Devon. In between he has lived in Zambia, Saudi Arabia, Tenerife, Mexico, France, Chile and the United States. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and following his Pindrop Press publication, ‘The Chongololo Club’, his third collection ‘Kate' and his fourth ‘Cottage Pi’ (one of the winners of the inaugural Sentinel poetry book competition) were published in 2015. He was the 2012 Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year, a 2013 Hawthornden Fellow and winner of the 2015 Stanza competition. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday July 24th

Next Buzzwords Sunday July 24th
Workshop, led by Martyn Crucefix, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poets: Martyn Crucefix, p
lus readers from the Ruth Stone tribute anthology "Salt on the Wind"


Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged
Martyn Crucefix has won numerous prizes including a major Eric Gregory award and a Hawthornden Fellowship. He has published 7 collections of poetry including Hurt (Enitharmon, 2010): “an exceptional ear . . . superbly intelligent . . . urgent, heartfelt, controlled and masterful.” (Kathryn Maris, Poetry London). His translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies (Enitharmon, 2006) was shortlisted for the Popescu Prize for European Poetry Translation and hailed as “unlikely to be bettered for very many years” (Magma). His translation of Rilke’s The Sonnets to Orpheus appeared from Enitharmon in 2012. Recent original collections include The Time We Turned (Shearsman, 2014), A Hatfield Mass (Worple Press, 2014) and Daodejing – a new version in English has just been published. The Lovely Disciplines (Seren, forthcoming 2017). Website and blog: http://www.martyncrucefix.comn
Chaucer Cameron and Helen Dewbery produced this anthology of poets responding to Ruth Stone's poetry as a celebration of her work. Don Share said of it "this volume demonstrates poets of every kind can carry forward her influence, her strength, and her memorable wisdom".
Readers for this evening include Chaucer Cameron,  Kathy Alderman, Jean Riley and Angela France

Friday, May 13, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday June 5th



Next Buzzwords Sunday June 5th
Workshop, led by Jo Bell, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet: Jo Bell

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged


Jo Bell is described by Carol Ann Duffy as 'one of the most exciting poets now writing'. Her poems cover fiery sexual relationships, deep friendships and her life on the canals of England. Her 30-minute canal-based piece "Slow Machine" will be broadcast on Radio 4 in June. Jo is renowned for her lively readings at festivals and venues across the UK, and now for her bestselling 'how to' book, 52: Write a Poem a Week. 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday May 1st

Next Buzzwords Sunday May 1st

Workshop, led by Daniel Sluman, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet: Daniel Sluman

 
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged


Daniel Sluman is a 29-year-old poet and disability rights activist based in Oxfordshire, UK. He gained a BA and MA in Creative Writing from the University of  Gloucestershire, and has previously held editorial roles at Dead Ink, Iota, and the award-winning disability anthology FTW: Poets against Atos. He was named one of Huffington Post’s Top 5 British Poets to Watch in 2015, and his debut poetry collection Absence has a weight of its own was released by Nine Arches Press to critical acclaim in 2012. His latest collection of poems is the terrible, also through Nine Arches Press.