Events - 28 May 20

Date/Time Event
Thursday, 28th May
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Poetry and Science - Online Event

The first Zoom event hosted by Five Leaves Bookshop

Sue Dymoke, Pippa Hennessy and Chris Jones present short videos where they read and talk about their science-related poetry along with works by other poets, including Sinead Morrissey, Rebecca Elson and Philip Gross. A discussion and Q&A panel session with all three poets will follow.

Sue Dymoke did not enjoy science at school but became curious about it through poetry. She is interested in how writing poetry can help people to explore scientific questions. Sue is an Associate Professor in Education at Nottingham Trent University. Recent work includes What They Left Behind (Shoestring Press) and DNA Time, a collaborative poem written with structural biologist Pietro Roversi, which explores the complexities of DNA structures.

Pippa Hennessy is a publisher at Five Leaves and a bid writer at Harmless. She has published poetry, short fiction, essays, and comic stories in various magazines and anthologies. Her latest project is to try to understand quantum theory through poetry (or maybe the other way round). She is particularly interested in the intersection between science and poetry in all their forms and is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham University.

Chris Jones lives in Sheffield. He has worked on various projects over the last fifteen years alongside physicists, biologists, medical researchers, artists and other writers, contributing to publications and exhibitions on a range of scientific fields including Darwinism, cancer research and colour theory. His last collection of poems was Skin published by Longbarrow Press.

Free, bring your own refreshments.

Please email to register.

Thursday, 28th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
POSTPONED - Get Over Yourself, Book Launch with Leanne Moden

Five Leaves events are suspended from Wednesday 18th March until further notice due to the coronavirus / Covid-19 outbreak. Join our mailing list for updates.

Get Over Yourself is a new pamphlet of poetry by Nottingham poet Leanne Moden, exploring the issues of belonging and exclusion. Using humour, spoken word poetry and storytelling, Get Over Yourself examines teenage rebellion, grief, sex, self-esteem and self-discovery, taking readers from the political to the intensely personal, and back again. 

The poems in this collection question received wisdom, playfully unravelling the awkward and the bizarre aspects of modern life. Leanne’s poetry is an exploration of human failures and resilience, the things that make us angry, and the things that make us laugh.  It is also about learning to think for yourself and discovering your own opinions through the painful and beautiful process of growing up.

Leanne Moden is a performance poet. In the past, she has performed at WOMAD Festival,  Sofar Sounds, and Bestival on the Isle of Wight.  Leanne has also been national finalist at the BBC Edinburgh Fringe Slam and the Hammer and Tongue Poetry Slam. Last year she performed her first solo theatreshow, Skip, Skip, Skip, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Leanne is part of the team at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. 

Leanne will be joined by another act to be announced

Get Over Yourself is published by Burning Eye Books, an independent UK publisher specialising in promoting spoken word artists. 

Free, refreshments included. Please let us know you are coming on


Venue: Five Leaves Bookshop, Nottingham