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: Linda Saunders
Linda Saunders' poetry has been widely published in magazines and anthologies, including, early on, New Women Poets from Bloodaxe. Following a pamphlet, her first full-length collection was short-listed for the Jerwood/Aldeburgh Prize. She will be reading from her third, a new book published by Worple Press in April. As a fine-arts journalist and editor, Linda was shortlisted for the BP Arts Journalist of the Year award, and in her poetry, as Philip Gross has written 'she applies words to subtle experiences as a painter might use paint'. Carrie Etter has also written that: 'Saunders shows the world cherished by our watchfulness, life lived in rapt attention.'