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: Allison McVety
Winner of the National Poetry Competition in 2011, McVety's poems have appeared in The Times, The Guardian, Poetry Review and Poetry London. Her first collection, The Night Trotsky Came to Stay (smith|doorstop), was shortlisted for a Forward Prize.