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: Susan Jane Sims
Susan Jane Sims is based in Beaminster, Dorset where she runs Tangerine Cafe with her husband Chris alongside her publishing company Poetry Space. Her work has been widely published in poetry magazines and she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2018. Her third poetry collection Splitting Sunlight was published in 2019 by Dempsey & Windle.
Guest Poet: Jeremy Young
Jeremy Young's poetry reflects many aspects of life: scientific, spiritual, erudite and classical, all with an erotic undertone. His poems have appeared recently in Acumen, The Interpreter's House, The Frogmore Papers, Orbis, The New Writer and HQ, and also in anthologies, Ready-Salted Poets (Bradford on Avon Poetry Workshop, 2011), The Listening Walk (Bath Poetry Cafe, 2013), and The Book of Love and Loss (Belgrave Press, October 2014). His pamphlet The Wind's Embrace was published last summer as Acumen Occasional Pamphlet No 24. Jeremy read Theology at Christ's College, Cambridge and Pastoral Theology at Heythrop College London. He is an Anglican priest, and lives with his wife in Tellisford, near Bradford on Avon.