Guest Poet: Clare Best
Clare Best's first full poetry collection, Excisions, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize, 2012. Other poetry publications include Treasure Ground, Breastless and CELL. Springlines, her eco-project with painter Mary Anne Aytoun-Ellis, explored mysterious bodies of water in southern England. Clare's prose memoir The Missing List (Linen Press 2018) was described by Andrew O'Hagan as 'brightly coloured, beautifully orchestrated, emotionally pure'. Her most recent poetry collection is Each Other (Waterloo Press 2019). Clare lives near the Suffolk coast. www.clarebest.co.uk
Guest Poet: Robert Hamberger
Robert Hamberger has been shortlisted and highly commended for Forward prizes, appearing in the Forward Book of Poetry 2020. He has been awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship and featured on the Guardian Poem of the Week website. He won first prize in Chroma's International Queer Writing competition, and has appeared in various British, American and Japanese anthologies. He has published six poetry pamphlets and four full-length collections, including Blue Wallpaper (2019) from Waterloo Press. His prose memoir with poems A Length of Road will be published by John Murray in 2020.
26th November 2020, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
EVENT POSTPONED. APOLOGIES. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO! Meanwhile, you can hear guest poets, and join the virtual open mic, on the West Wilts Radio programme The Poetry Place, which is aired on the final Sunday of every month. To hear previous programmes, go to: https://westwiltsradio.com/shows/the-poetry-place/
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. £5 on the door.