Saturday, December 9, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday January 7th

 Next Buzzwords Sunday, January 7th 2018

7pm - workshop with Matthew Caley
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Matthew Caley



Matthew Caley's Thirst [Slow Dancer, 1999] was nominated for The Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Since then he's published four more collections - The Scene of My Former Triumph [ Wrecking Ball, 2005] , Apparently [ Bloodaxe, 2010], his 'lost 2nd collection Professor Glass [ Donut, 2011] and his latest Rake [Bloodaxe, 2016]. He's read his work at numerous venues both here and abroad including The Royal Festival Hall, KIng's Place, The National Portrait Gallery and The Gypsy Hill Tavern, London; Alchemy in Prague; Paris Lit Up; The Novi Sad International Poetry Festival, Serbia ; Ledbbury, Aldeburgh and STANZA festivals.
He's currently working as a tutor for The Poetry School in London.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday, December 3rd

 Next Buzzwords Sunday, December 3rd

7pm - workshop with Dom Bury
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Dom Bury

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


 
Dom Bury is a writer and a poet who runs workshops on nature, ecopoetry and the emotional impact of climate change. He is a recipient of a 2016 Eric Gregory Award, a 2016 Jerwood/Arvon Mentorship, has won The Magma Poetry Prize, 2nd Prize in The Resurgence Ecopoetry Competition and was named as a finalist in the Ballymaloe International Poetry Competition. His poems have been published in places such as Poetry London, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Wales and Best British Poetry.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday November 5th

Next Buzzwords Sunday November 5th

7pm - workshop with Ben Parker
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Ben Parker


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


Ben Parker’s debut pamphlet, The Escape Artists, was published by
Tall-Lighthouse in 2012 and shortlisted for the 2013 Michael Marks
Award. He spent a year as Poet-in-Residence at The Museum of Royal
Worcester, and in 2016 was Poet-in-Residence at The Swan Theatre,
Worcester. His debut collection, The Amazing Lost Man, is published by
Eyewear. He is poetry editor of Critical Survey.
 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday October 1st

Next Buzzwords Sunday October 1st

7pm - workshop with Kim Moore
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poet: Kim Moore

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



Kim Moore's first collection The Art of Falling was published by Seren in 2015 and a poem from the collection was shortlisted for The Forward Prize.  Her first pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition.  She won an Eric Gregory Award in 2010 and a Northern Writers Award in 2014.  She is currently a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday September 3rd

Sunday September 3rd

7pm - workshop Tania Hershman and Rishi Dastidar
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: Tania Hershman and Rishi Dastidar

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


Rishi Dastidar is a fellow of The Complete Works, a consulting editor at The Rialto magazine, a member of the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective, and also serves as a chair of the writer development organization Spread The Word. His debut collection Ticker-tape is published by Nine Arches Press.

In 2017, Nine Arches Press published Tania Hershman's debut poetry collection, and her third short story collection, Some Of Us Glow More Than Others, was published by Unthank Books. Tania is also the author of a poetry chapbook, and two short story collections, and co-author of Writing Short Stories: A Writers' & Artists' Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014). Tania is curator of ShortStops (www.shortstops.info), celebrating short story activity across the UK & Ireland and is completing a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics. www.taniahershman.com

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday, 16th July

 Sunday July 16th

7pm - workshop led by Anna Saunders
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: John Row and Anna Saunders

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



John Row, poet and storyteller has been performing since the 1970’s when he toured with Nick Toczek’s Stereo Graffiti, poetry and music show. Since then he has toured both as a solo artist and with a variety of musicians from different genres appearing on four continents and has been a regular guest at the Austn International Poetry Festival as well as music festivals throughoutEngland. He has been writer in residence at four different prisons and has visited over thirty prisons and young offender establishments. His work is a mixture of the political and personal. He published latest chap book ‘ImpureTheatre’ earlier this year. www.johnrow.com

Anna Saunders is the author of Communion, (Wild Conversations Press), Struck, (Pindrop Press), Kissing the She Bear, (Wild Conversations Press), Burne Jones and the Fox (Indigo Dreams) and the forthcoming Ghosting for Beginners. ( Indigo Dreams March 2018).
She has been described as ‘A poet of quite remarkable gifts’ by Bernard O’Dongohue and as ‘a poet who surely can who can do anything' in The North. Tears in the Fence said of her ‘Anna Saunders’ poetry is reminiscent of Plath – with all its alpha achievement and radiance’.

Anna holds a Masters in Creative and Critical Writing from The University of Gloucestershire and is the CEO and founder of Cheltenham Poetry Festival.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday 4th June

Next Buzzwords Sunday 4th June

7pm - workshop
 8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: James Sheard and Deborah Alma

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




James Sheard is the author of Hotel Mastbosch (2003), Scattering Eva (2005), Dammtor (2010) and The Abandoned Settlements (2017). When away from his writing desk, he assists Emergency Poet Deborah Alma as poetic medic, ambulance driver and dispenser of poemcetamols. Jim’s work has received the Ictus Prize and been named Poetry Book Society’s Pamphlet Choice as well as Poetry Book Society Recommendation. It has also been shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Glen Dimplex Award for Poetry. He is currently in his 11th year of teaching at Keele University.

Deborah Alma has an MA in Creative Writing, taught Writing Poetry at Worcester University and works with people with dementia and in hospice care. She is also Emergency Poet prescribing poetry from her vintage ambulance. She is editor of Emergency Poet-an anti-stress poetry anthology, The Everyday Poet- Poems to live by ( both published by Michael O’Mara), and her True Tales of the Countryside is published by The Emma Press. Her first full collection will be published by Nine Arches Press in April 2018. She lives with her partner the poet James Sheard on a hillside in Powys, Wales.