Poetry Prints

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This series of poetry prints was designed and produced by Irene Brown and Erika Servin for Transformations: Newcastle Poetry Festival 2019. The prints are one of a series of commissions which explore the interaction of poetry with other art forms. … Continued

Animations for Redactions/Redirections

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As part of the 2019 Newcastle Poetry Festival, three poets – Miriam Gamble, Andrew McMillan, and Phoebe Power – were commissioned to create erasure poems from material in the Newcastle University Special Collections. As well as being performed at the … Continued

Linda France

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Linda France’s eight full-length poetry collections include: The Toast of the Kit Cat Club (Bloodaxe 2005), a biography in verse of the 18th century traveller and writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu; book of days, a solitary ‘year renga’, (Smokestack Books … Continued

Miriam Gamble

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Originally from Northern Ireland, Miriam Gamble lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. Her collections are The Squirrels Are Dead (2010), which won a Somerset Maugham Award, Pirate Music (2014), and What Planet (forthcoming, May 2019), all published … Continued

Poetry Festival Program Launch

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Last Thursday we Launched our Poetry Festival Program for 2019! It was a fantastic event with great readings from Rachel Allen and Rebecca Támas. The room was filled and every seat taken for this event, and we hope that the … Continued

Catriona Macdonald

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Catriona Macdonald is a proud bearer of one of the world’s great fiddle traditions, that of the Shetland Isles. A pupil of the late Dr Tom Anderson MBE, Catriona at once embodies the strength and spirit of her heritage with … Continued

Marjorie Lotfi Gill

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Marjorie Lotfi Gill’s poems have won competitions, been published widely in journals and anthologies (including Ambit, Gutter, Magma, The North, Rattle and The Rialto) and been performed on BBC Radio 4. Her pamphlet Refuge, poems about her childhood in revolutionary … Continued

Sean O’Brien

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Sean O’Brien’s ninth collection of poems, Europa (2018), was shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot prize, of which he is a previous winner. His book-length poem Hammersmith is to be published by Picador in 2020. His verse translation of Lope de Vega’s … Continued

Sue Parrish

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Sue Parrish is artistic director and producer at the Sphinx Theatre Company. She has thirty years’ experience of making theatre with text, working with Classics and New Writing and directing Shakespeare music theatre for the City of London Festival. Her … Continued

Joseph Atkins

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Joseph’s recent credits as arranger and musical director include the Olivier-nominated Josephine and I (Bush Theatre, London and Public Theater, New York), Not Such Quiet Girls (Opera North and Leeds Playhouse co-production) All I Want is One Night (Manchester Royal … Continued