Friday, February 3, 2017

Next Buzzwords Sunday 12th February

Next Buzzwords Sunday 12th February

7pm - workshop lead by Isobel Dixon and Greg Leadbetter
8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: Isobel Dixon and Gregory Leadbetter

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

Isobel Dixon was born in South Africa, where her debut Weather Eye won the Olive Schreiner Prize. She studied in Scotland and now lives in Cambridge. Her fourth collection Bearings was published by Nine Arches in April 2016, with re-issues of A Fold in the Map and The Tempest Prognosticator forthcoming in 2017. Her pamphlet, The Leonids, was published by Mariscat in August 2016. She is currently working on a project about D H Lawrence with the Scottish artist Doug Robertson, linked to Lawrence’s collection Birds, Beasts and Flowers.

Gregory Leadbetter was born in Stourbridge in 1975. His debut full-length poetry collection, The Fetch, was published by Nine Arches Press in October 2016. His pamphlet The Body in the Well was published by HappenStance Press in 2007. His poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry London, The North, MagmaThe Rialto, on BBC Radio 4, and in CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets (Smith/Doorstop, 2014), as well as other journals and anthologies. His book of literary criticism, Coleridge and the Daemonic Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) won the University English (formerly CCUE) Book Prize 2012, and he has published essays on Wordsworth, Keats, Charles Lamb, and Ted Hughes. He has written radio drama for the BBC, and was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2013. He currently teaches at Birmingham City University, where he is Reader in Literature and Creative Writing.

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