Dawn Gorman believes poetry should be everywhere - puts it on beermats,
uses it to
work with people with memory loss, facilitates writing workshops, organises poetry
events and runs international poetry competitions. She is widely published, and has
performed in New York, Paris, London - and lots of smaller places in between.
“Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket;
you put your life into it and make something out of that.” Mary Oliver
Guest Poet: James Davey
James Davey grew up in Bristol and currently lectures in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. Before returning to the U.K. in 2014, he spent three years working in Catania, Sicily, as an English-language teacher. His poetry has previously appeared in journals including Poetry Wales, New Welsh Reader, Stand, The Warwick Review, Ambit, New Walk, Agenda, and The Interpreter's House. His debut pamphlet, How to Parallel Park, was published by V.Press in spring 2018.
Guest Poet: Jinny Fisher
Jinny Fisher was a classical violinist, then a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, now a poet full-time. A member of Wells Fountain Poets and Frome Stanza, her work has appeared in print and online magazines including The Interpreter's House, Under the Radar, Domestic Cherry, Tears in the Fence, Prole, The Poetry Shed, Strange Poetry, Amaryllis and Ink, Sweat & Tears. Jinny has been commended and placed in national and international competitions and she's committed to bringing poetry to a wider audience, taking her Poetry Pram to music festivals for one-to-one readings. Her first pamphlet, The Escapologist, will be published by V. Press, in early 2019. Her poems have been described as 'very taut and very disquieting'.