Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 1st March

Next Buzzwords - Sunday, 1st March

Workshop, led by John Greening 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poet:
John Greening

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

John Greening was born in 1954 in London and has been based at various times in Mannheim, New Jersey, Aswan, Arbroath and Huntingdonshire, where he now lives with his family. He received a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors in 2008 and has won the Bridport Prize and the TLS Centenary Prize. He has been a Hawthornden Fellow and is about to take up an RLF Fellowship. He has reviewed poetry for the TLS since the 1990s and regularly helps to judge the Gregory Awards.With Greenwich Exchange he has published Poetry Masterclass, and books on Ted Hughes, Hardy, Yeats, the Elizabethans and WW1 poets. He is currently editing Edmund Blunden’s Undertones of War for OUP,  to appear this summer, which is also when Boydell and Brewer will bring out his extensive anthology of music poems, Accompanied Voices: Poets on Composers from Thomas Tallis to Arvo Pärt. Following Hunts: Poems 1979-2009, which gathered together a dozen earlier books, two further collections of poetry have appeared: Knot (Worple Press) and To the War Poets (Carcanet/Oxford Poets). He and Penelope Shuttle have just finished a collaborative book of poems about Hounslow Heath and Rack Press are about to bring out a pamphlet of Egyptian poems.  
John Greening’s website is

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