Thursday, January 9, 2020

Next Buzzwords Sunday February 2nd


Next Buzzwords Sunday February 2nd

7pm - workshop led by Jonathan Edwards

8pm - open mic and guest readings

Guest Poet: Jonathan Edwards

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


Jonathan Edwards's first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award, and was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His second collection, Gen (Seren, 2018), also received the Wales Book of the Year People's Choice Award, and in 2019 his poem about Newport Bridge was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. He has read his poems on BBC radio and television and at festivals around the world, recorded them for the Poetry Archive and led workshops in schools, universities and prisons. Jonathan is the editor of Poetry Wales, a Literature Wales Mentor of emerging poets, and a Gladstone's Library Writer-in-Residence for 2020. He lives in Crosskeys, South Wales. 

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