Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Next Buzzwords Sunday June 11th


Next Buzzwords Sunday June 11th

Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Workshop lead by Janet Sutherland 7pm

Open mic and readings 8pm

Guest poet Janet Sutherland

 pay on the door, £5 waged, £3 unwaged.


Janet Sutherland grew up on a dairy farm, she is the author of five poetry collections, most recently The Messenger House (Shearsman Books, 2023). Her previous collections all from Shearsman are Home Farm (2019), Bone Monkey (2014), Hangman’s Acre (2009) and Burning the Heartwood (2006).   The Messenger House, a hybrid collection, is about her great-great-grandfather’s travels to Serbia in the 1840’s with his friend Mr Gutch, a Queen’s Messenger. Her poems are widely anthologised and published in magazines such as New Statesman, The Spectator and The North.  A critical essay on the poet Charles Reznikoff appeared as an afterword to two new editions of his work, Holocaust, in the UK (Five Leaves Publishing, 2009) and USA (Black Sparrow Press, 2007). She won the 2017 Kent and Sussex Poetry Prize and received a Hawthornden Fellowship for 2018.  She has an MA in American Poetry and lives in Lewes, East Sussex. https://www.janetsutherland.co.uk/