Guest Poet: Ross Cogan
Ross Cogan has published two collections, Stalin's Desk and The Book I Never Wrote, with Oversteps, with a third Bragr, due out from Seren in 2018. He studied philosophy, gaining a PhD from Bristol, and currently works as a writer, researcher and editor, as well as being Creative Director of the Cheltenham Poetry Festival.
Ross received a Gregory Award, and has won the Exeter, Frogmore, Cannon Sonnet, Staple and Crabbe Memorial prizes, and come second in the Troubadour International Poetry Competition. His poetry has been published in a range of magazines including Poetry London, PN Review, New Welsh Review, The Rialto, Acumen, Stand, Orbis and The Interpreter's House.
Guest Poet: Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is the author of Communion, (Wild Conversations Press), Struck (Pindrop Press), Kissing the She Bear (Wild Conversations Press), Burne Jones and the Fox (Indigo Dreams) and the forthcoming Ghosting for Beginners (Indigo Dreams, Spring 2018). Anna has had poems published in journals and anthologies, which include Ambit, The North, New Walk Magazine, Amaryllis, Iota, Caduceus, Envoi, The Wenlock Anthology, Eyeflash and The Museum of Light.
Anna holds a Masters in Creative and Critical Writing from The University of Gloucestershire and is the CEO and founder of Cheltenham Poetry Fetival. She has been described as 'a poet who surely can do anything' by The North and 'a poet of quite remarkable gifts' by Bernard O'Donoghue.
27th September 2018, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
7:30pm - 10:00pm.
Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.