Sunday, August 9, 2015

Next Buzzwords Sunday 6th September

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 6th September

Workshop, led by
Sue Rose 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:Sue Rose
 
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged
  
Sue Rose lives and works in Kent as a literary translator. She has published various novels, youth fiction, libretti and plays in translation and her poetry has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies. Her debut poetry collection, From the Dark Room, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2011 and her second collection, The Cost of Keys, was published by Cinnamon Press in November 2014. Heart Archives, a chapbook of sonnets illustrated by her own photos, also came out in 2014 with Hercules Editions. She won the Troubadour Poetry Prize in 2009 and the Canterbury Festival Poet of the Year Competition in 2008, and has been commended or placed in competitions such as the National Poetry Competition, the Peterloo and the Wigtown. 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Next Buzzwords Sunday 5th July



Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 5th July

Workshop, led by
Sonia Hendy-Isaac 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poets:
Louise Crossley and Sonia Hendy Isaac

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

Biographies to follow

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Next Buzzwords Sunday 7th June

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 7th June

Workshop, led by
Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:
Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
 £5 waged, £3 unwaged
 
Cristina Navazo-Eguía Newton is a winner of the Poetry London and Hope Bourne competitions and commended at the Troubadour, Nottingham, and Gregory O’Donoghue (Strokestown).  Her poems appear in PN Review, Poetry London, Long Poem Magazine, Southword, The Interpreter’s House, Tears in the Fence, Exmoor Review and elsewhere. She has two collections in Spanish. Her first in English, Cry Wolf, received a Straid Award and is published by Templar Poetry.
As an organiser and co-judge of the Battered Moons Poetry Competition, alongside guest judges Alice Oswald, Michael Symmons Roberts, Lesley Saunders, and David Morley.

She is currently editing a book of recipes and poems called NOSH with contributions from outstanding British poets. She organises Poetry and Song events for International Women’s Day. Cristina also sings hondo flamenco, and conducts appreciation courses on poetry, flamenco and the arts.
 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 3rd May

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 3rd May

Workshop, led by Stephen Boyce 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:
Stephen Boyce

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
 £5 waged, £3 unwaged
 
Stephen Boyce has been published widely in magazines and online and has won a number of awards. He is the author of two collections, Desire Lines (Arrowhead 2010) and The Sisyphus Dog (Worple 2014) as well as the pamphlets In the Northland (TegArt 2011) and Something Persists (TegArt 2014). His work has been described as “intelligent, sophisticated and formally-assured…” and “... poignant, exquisitely phrased poems full of thoughtful observations of everyday life in which he makes unexpected connections.” Stephen is a founding trustee of Winchester Poetry Festival and co-directed the inaugural event in 2014.
 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Next Buzzwords April 12th

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 12th April 
*please note, a week later than usual because of Easter*

Workshop, led by John Gallas 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:
John Gallas


Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
 £5 waged, £3 unwaged
 
 John Gallas: Born and grew up in Nelson and St Arnaud, New Zealand. Came to England to study Old Icelandic, and stayed. Worked for Leicestershire Special Needs Education. Poem books published by Carcanet (10), Agraphia (2), Cold Hub New Zealand (2) and Magpie Press. Presently working on Love Poems, ‘Bodwin & the Beasts’, and a 21st Century ‘Divine Comedy’.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 1st March

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 1st March

Workshop, led by John Greening 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:
John Greening


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

John Greening was born in 1954 in London and has been based at various times in Mannheim, New Jersey, Aswan, Arbroath and Huntingdonshire, where he now lives with his family. He received a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors in 2008 and has won the Bridport Prize and the TLS Centenary Prize. He has been a Hawthornden Fellow and is about to take up an RLF Fellowship. He has reviewed poetry for the TLS since the 1990s and regularly helps to judge the Gregory Awards.With Greenwich Exchange he has published Poetry Masterclass, and books on Ted Hughes, Hardy, Yeats, the Elizabethans and WW1 poets. He is currently editing Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War for OUP,  to appear this summer, which is also when Boydell and Brewer will bring out his extensive anthology of music poems, Accompanied Voices: Poets on Composers from Thomas Tallis to Arvo Pärt. Following Hunts: Poems 1979-2009, which gathered together a dozen earlier books, two further collections of poetry have appeared: Knot (Worple Press) and To the War Poets (Carcanet/Oxford Poets). He and Penelope Shuttle have just finished a collaborative book of poems about Hounslow Heath and Rack Press are about to bring out a pamphlet of Egyptian poems.  
John Greening’s website is www.johngreening.co.uk

Monday, January 19, 2015

Next Buzzwords - Sunday 1st February

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 1st February

Workshop, led by Bobby Parker 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:
Bobby Parker


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

Bobby Parker was born in 1982 and lives in Kidderminster, England. Publications include the critically acclaimed experimental books Ghost Town Music and Comberton, both published by The Knives Forks & Spoons Press. He will be reading from his new Nine Arches Press collection, Blue Movie.
His poetry, artwork and photography have appeared in various reputable magazines in print and on-line. He writes a poetry column for The Quietus. His reading style has been described as “Gripping, weird, relatable but alienating, emotional, totally fantastic poetry.”- Café Writers.