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: Dawn Gorman
Dawn Gorman devises and runs community arts events, including the poetry reading series Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon, and works with poetry with the elderly and young people. She is widely published in journals and anthologies. Her second pamphlet, This Meeting of Tracks, was published in New York in the four-poet book Mend & Hone, which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her third, Instead, Let Us Say, won the Brian Dempsey Memorial Prize, and will be published by Dempsey & Windle in September 2019.