Thursday, May 16, 2024

Next Buzzwords June 9th


Next Buzzwords Sunday June 9th


 Upstairs at the Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham

Workshop lead by Jean Atkin 7pm

Open mic and readings 8pm

Guest poet Jean Atkin

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


Jean Atkin’s third full collection ‘High Nowhere’ is newly published by IDP.  Her poetry has won competitions, been commissioned, anthologised, and featured on BBC Radio 4. She often works in collaboration with other artists, and on residencies - in October 2024 she undertakes a month’s residency in the Writers’ House in Ventspils, Latvia. Jean has also been BBC National Poetry Day Poet for Shropshire and Troubadour of the Hills for Ledbury Poetry Festival. Since 2010 she has worked as a poet in education and community. 
Matthew Stewart, reviewing 'High Nowhere' on ‘Rogue Strands‘, writes – ‘I dare you to finish reading this book and emerge indifferent to the role of humans in the plight of the Earth. That’s the mark of Atkin’s success.’



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