Saturday, July 20, 2019

Next Buzzwords Sunday September 1st

Next Buzzwords Sunday, September 1st

7pm - workshop led by Martin Figura and Helen Ivory
8pm - open mic and guest readings
Guest Poets: Martin Figura and Helen Ivory
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
Waged £5, unwaged £3

Martin Figura’s most recent collections Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) and pamphlet Shed (Gatehouse Press) were both published in 2016.  The spoken-word show of Dr Zeeman began touring in 2016.  He was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the Best Spoken Word Show Saboteur Award for his previous show Whistle.  A new editIon of Whistle was published by Cinnamon Press in 2018.  

He’s performed all around the UK and abroad, including a number of leading poetry festivals, such as: Warwick Words, Stanza and Ledbury.  He’s performed at a number of Latitude and Port Eliot Festivals, Shambala, Bang Said The Gun, Book Slam and other events. He lives in Norwich with Helen Ivory and sciatica.

Helen Ivory is a poet and visual artist, her fifth Bloodaxe collection The Anatomical Venus and was published mid-May 2019.  Maps of the Abandoned City was published earlier in 2019 by New poetics.
She has won a Gregory Award and her fourth Bloodaxe Books collection, the semi-autobiographical Waiting for Bluebeard was short-listed for the East Anglian Book Awards (2014). She edits the webzine Ink Sweat and Tears and is tutor and Course Director for the UEA/Writers Centre Norwich online creative writing programme.  

Fool’s World a collaborative Tarot with the  artist Tom de Freston (Gatehouse Press) won the 2016 Saboteur Award for Best Collaborative Work.  Hear What the Moon Told Me is book of collage/ mixed media/ acrylic painted poems was published this year by Knives Forks and Spoons Press.

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