Guest Poet: Graham Burchell
Graham Burchell lives in South Devon. He has an M.A. in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, four published poetry collections and a pamphlet. He is a Hawthornden Fellow, winner of the 2015 Stanza competition, runner-up in the 2016 BBC Proms poetry competition and 3rd prize winner in the Bridport Prize.
Guest Poet: Rosie Jackson
Rosie Jackson lives near Frome. She has won many awards including 1st prize at Wells 2018 and 1st prize, Stanley Spencer Competition 2017. Widely published - What the Ground Holds (2014) was followed by The Light Box (2016) and The Glass Mother: A Memoir (2016). Rosie has taught at the University of East Anglia, UWE, and Cortijo Romero, Spain.
'It's not easy to take a familiar subject and 'make it new', but here is a poet who addresses personal and mythical griefs with an unflinching gaze and precise, original use of language.' Emily Wills
'Fluid, eloquent poems.' Helen Dunmore
'Stonking good poems.' Jo Bell
28th May 2020, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. Bring a poem or two to share in the open mic, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available on the night. £5 on the door.
Tonight we celebrate Two Girls and a Beehive, poems about Stanley Spencer written as a collaboration between Rosie Jackson and Graham Burchell. The book will be published by Two Rivers Press in 2020. Of it, Anthony Thwaite writes: 'An impressive and original collection, varied yet unified.'.