Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Next Buzzwords Sunday, October 6th

Next Buzzwords Sunday, October 6th
7pm - workshop led by Brenda Read-Brown
8pm - open mic and guest readings

Guest Poets: Rachael Clyne and Brenda Read-Brown

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

RACHAEL CLYNE, from Glastonbury, is a psychotherapist & has published self-help books as well as poetry. She is well known on the poetry circuit. Her prizewinning collection, Singing at the Bone Tree, is published by Indigo Dreams. Her work appears in anthologies & journals including: Tears in the Fence, Prole, The Rialto, Under the Radar, The Interpreters House, Obsessed with Pipework, Lighthouse & Acumen.  Her pamphlet, Girl Golem is published by 4Word press
‘These thought provoking and deftly crafted poems are a playful and powerful examination of identity, sexuality, heritage and family dynamics’. Julia Webb

In 2001, BRENDA READ-BROWN gave up a secure career as a project manager to be a poet; it seemed a good idea at the time. Since then she’s won many poetry slams, and performed her poetry on Radio 4, and in Texas , Denmark , the House of Lords, the middle of the Atlantic , lots of festivals, and any number of low dives. She is the current Gloucestershire Poet Laureate, and has published two collections of her poems: Arbitrary edges (2013), and Like love (2018). She’s also a prizewinning playwright. So far, she seems to be getting away with it all, but she’s sure she’ll be found out some day soon.

The poems in Like love are uncluttered. They are simple, profound, and immensely touching. There is great empathy at work here, an empathy without which no real poems can exist. Read-Brown deserves a far wider readership than hitherto, and one hopes with this collection she will find it."
Brian Patten