Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Next Buzzwords Sunday December 11th

 

Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Workshop lead by Alicia Stubbersfield 7pm

Open mic and readings 8pm

 

Guest poets are our two Gloucestershire prize winners from The Buzzwords competition: Kathryn Alderman and Alicia Stubbersfield

 pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged.

 

Kathryn Alderman  is a Masters student of Creative & Critical Writing at the University of Gloucestershire and is writing her dissertation is on ecopoetry. She’s widely published in leading journals including Ink, Sweat & Tears, 14 Magazine, The Poetry Bus Magazine, Atrium Poetry and the Dear Politicians ecopoetry anthology due out Summer 2023. She's won the Cannon Poets’ ‘Sonnet or Not’ Competition, the 'Gloucestershire Prize' for Buzzwords Poetry Competition 2022 and is a runner-up in the 2022 Gloucestershire Writers' Network Competition. 

Alicia Stubbersfield’s fourth collection, The Yellow Table (Pindrop Press) was described by Andrew McMillan as a ‘book that cuts the pretension and is smart enough to wear its learning lightly.’ She lectured at Aberystwyth University, was Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University and frequently tutors for The Arvon Foundation. She is working on her fifth collection, Enigma Machine.

Friday, October 14, 2022

Next Buzzwords Sunday November 13th

 

Next Buzzwords Sunday November 13th


Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Workshop lead by Jessica Mookhergee 7pm

Open mic and readings 8pm

 

Guest poet Jessica Mookhergee

 pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged.

 

Jessica Mookherjee is a British poet of Bengali heritage. She was brought up in Mumbles, Wales, lived most of her adult life in London and now lives in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Her second collection, Tigress, published by Nine Arches Press and was shortlisted for the Ledbury Munthe Prize for best second collection in 2021. Her third full collection is Notes from a Shipwreck also published with Nine Arches Press .She has been published in many print and online journals and anthologies, including the Bloodaxe anthology ’Staying Human’. She has been published in journals such as Agenda, The North, Rialto, Under the Radar, Finished Creatures, Ink, Sweat and Tears, Magma and Poetry Wales. She has twice been highly commended for best single poem in the Forward Prizes.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Next Buzzwords Sunday October 9th

 

Next Buzzwords Sunday October 9th


Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Workshop lead by Angela France 7pm

Open mic and readings 8pm

 

Guest poet Peter Reynard

 pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged.

 

Peter Raynard is a disabled working class poet, and editor. His previous two books of poetry are Precarious, (Smokestack Books), and The Combination: a poetic coupling of the Communist Manifesto, (Culture Matters), both in 2018. He edited Proletarian Poetry: poems of working class lives, for five years (www.proletarianpoetry.com), featuring over 150 contemporary poets. His second collection Manland was published by Nine Arches Press in July 2022.

 

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Next Buzzwords Sunday September 11th

Next Buzzwords Sunday September 11th

Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Workshop lead by Tina Cole 7pm

Open mic and readings 8pm

Guest poets Tina Cole and Clifford Liles

 pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged.

 

Tina Cole is a poet and reviewer who has led workshops with both adults and children. In 2020 she won the Yaffle Press Poetry Competition, her second collection, Forged/ Yaffle Press followed in Autumn 2021.

Her published poems have appeared in U.K. magazines such as, Brittle Star, Creative Countryside, Poetry CafĂ©, Mslexia, Aesthetica, the Guardian newspaper and in many poetry anthologies. She has also won a number of other national poetry competitions. Currently she is finalising her M.A. in creative writing/ poetry  at Manchester Metropolitan University.

 

Clifford Liles lives in Hereford but has travelled, lived and worked in several countries. His poems have been published in Acumen, Orbis, Poetry Salzburg Review, London Grip, The Cannon’s Mouth and Dream Catcher. His collection of poems The Thin Veneer was published by Dempsey & Windle in July 2022.

 

 

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Next Buzzwords July 17th

 

Next Buzzwords Sunday July 17th

Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Workshop lead by Frank McMahon 7pm

Open mic and readings 8pm

Guest poet Frank McMahon

 pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged.

 

Frank McMahon was born and raised in Birkenhead, Merseyside. After graduating he began his career in Social Work/ Welfare as a practitioner and manager, working for three Local Authorities, British Red Cross and ActionforChildren. He also served for nine years as a school governor. He is married with two children and six grandchildren.

He took up writing poems seriously in 2016 and his work has been published in print and on-line.Last year, two poems were awarded second prizes.

 In January 2020 Palewell Press published his first volume of poems, “At the Storm’s Edge.”

They will be publishing his second collection, A Different Land, in July 2022.

 In 2021 he read at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival. In 2019, he created two podcasts for Ragged Foils Productions. 

When not writing (plays, a novel, short stories and poems) he enjoys walking, ( The Cotswolds are his new playground) ; his allotment, travel, music. He counts himself fortunate to have some wonderful friendships. He is a member of Somewhere Else Writers and Wordbrew Groups in Cirencester, whom he thanks for their patience in reading and critiquing his work.