Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Next Buzzwords Sunday April 8th

Next Buzzwords, Sunday April 8th
 
7pm - workshop (leader TBA)
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Roy McFarlane

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




Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage and spent most of his years living in Wolverhampton and the surrounding Black Country. He has held the role of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate, Starbucks and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Poet in Residence. He was commended by the Winchester Poetry Prize 2017 for ‘1999 – Parts of a broken man’. His publications include writer and editor of Celebrate Wha? Ten Black British Poets from the Midlands (Smokestack 2011) and Beginning With Your Last Breath (Nine Arches Press 2016). Roy’s presently completing his MA in Writing Poetry with The Poetry School and Newcastle University.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Next Buzzwords Sunday March 4th

Next Buzzwords, Sunday March 4th
7pm - workshop with Mario Petrucci
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Mario Petrucci

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




Award-winning poet, ecologist, PhD physicist and Royal Literary Fund Fellow Mario Petrucci has held major poetry residencies at the Imperial War Museum and BBC Radio 3.  Heavy Water: a poem for Chernobyl (Enitharmon, 2004) secured the Daily Telegraph/ Arvon Prize and “inflicts... the finest sort of shock, not just to the senses, but to the conscience, to the soul” (Poetry London).  i tulips (Enitharmon, 2010) takes its name from his 1111-strong Anglo-American sequence, and has received much acclaim for its distinctive combination of innovation and humanity.  Mario is an experienced tutor on the international scene, and his performances are as compelling as they are memorable.   www.mariopetrucci.com
 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Next Buzzwords, Sunday February 11th

Next Buzzwords, Sunday February 11th

7pm - workshop with Angela France
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Roy Marshall

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


Roy Marshall’s first pamphlet ‘Gopagilla’ (2012) received favourable reviews in the TLS and elsewhere. His first full collection ‘The Sun Bathers’ (2013) was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy award, and a second collection ‘The Great Animator’ (Shoestring Press) appeared in 2017. Previously a nurse, Roy now works in adult education.