Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, November 3rd

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, November 3rd
Workshop, led by Bobby Parker 7pm

Guest readings and open mic 8pm

Guest poet: Bobby Parker

Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

£5 waged, £3 unwaged

BOBBY PARKER was born in 1982 in Kidderminster, England. He writes a column for popular on-line magazine The Quietus, and his poetry has been widely published. Publications include the critically acclaimed experimental poetry/art books 'Ghost Town Music' and its sequel 'Comberton' (The Knives Forks and Spoons Press). He is currently trying to find a home for 'Blue Movie', his first full-length collection of published poems, and something he considers to be his life's work.

''I love Bobby Parker's writing. Ghost Town Music was one of my favourite things of last year... an endlessly engaging mix-up of artifice, diary, fury, confessional, surrealism/cubism, art and photography. The post-it notes in Comberton are brilliantly funny, thought-provoking and sad ("WE WALKED AROUND AT NIGHT IN THE SUMMER LISTENING FOR COUPLES HAVING SEX WITH THEIR WINDOWS OPEN"), giving it something in common with the first. But it goes further. It's a collection of poems whose narrative outstrips most novels for depth, mystery and staying power.'' - Luke Kennard