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: Sue Boyle
Sue Boyle's Too Late for the Love Hotel won The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition in 2010. Her second book, Too Late for the Judenplatz, a sequence of nine lamentations on the Holocaust, was performed in full on the opening day of the Torbay Festival of Poetry in 2014. Safe Passage, her first full collection, published by Oversteps, was launched at Toppings Bookshop in Bath in 2015. She is hoping that her work in progress, The Letters from Mexico, a sonnet-based Victorian love story, will be ready to dip its toe in the water at The Swan Hotel on February 25th. She runs regular Cafe Writing Days in Bath and will be judging this year's Torbay Poetry Festival Competition, for which she promises to read every one of the probable one thousand entries at least twice.