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.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Next Buzzwords Sunday April 3rd

Next Buzzwords Sunday April 3rd

Workshop, led by Adam Horovitz, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:
Adam Horovitz
 
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged



Born in London in 1971, Adam Horovitz moved with his parents to Stroud, Gloucestershire the same year. He has been active as a poet since the 1990s but has been writing since childhood. He is as interested in the presentation of poetry as he is in the writing of it. His debut collection, Turning, was published by Headland in 2011. He was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2012 and released A Thousand Laurie Lees, which draws on memoir, myth and literature inspired by Cider with Rosie country in 2014. He was one of the Versopolis poets, chosen by Ledbury Poetry Festival, in 2015 and released Little Metropolis, a CD of poetry and music, the same year. He is the current Herefordshire poet-in-residence.

“Adam Horovitz writes poems of great beauty and truth; poems which are earned through experience, suffering and love and deployed in a physical language of scrupulous integrity. He is the real deal.”
Carol Ann Duffy
 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Next Buzzwords: Sunday March 6th

Next Buzzwords Sunday March 6th

Workshop, led by Valerie Laws, 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:  Valerie Laws

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


Valerie Laws (www.valerielaws.com ): Northumbrian poet, crime novelist, science poetry installation artist, playwright and mathematician/physicist with four full poetry collections among her thirteen published books. She devises new poetic forms and science-themed poetry installations and commissions including the infamous Arts Council–funded Quantum Sheep, spray-painting haiku onto live sheep. 
Her recent collections THE FACEBOOK OF THE DEAD and especially ALL THAT LIVES arise from several funded Residencies with pathologists, neuroscientists and anatomists researching the science of dying. She featured in BBC2’s Why Poetry Matters and performs worldwide live and in the media. Prizes and awards include a Wellcome Trust Arts Award, two Northern Writers’ Awards and many poetry prizes.