POSTPONED – Poetry from Elizabeth-Jane Burnett, Charlotte Newman and Cat Woodward
Date(s) - Monday, 11th May
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop
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A Nottingham Poetry Exchange event as part of Feminist Book Fortnight
Elizabeth-Jane Burnett is a UK writer and academic. Her debut poetry collection Swims (Penned in the Margins) was a Sunday Times Best Poetry Book of the Year. Her monograph A Social Biography of Contemporary Innovative Poetry Communities: The Gift, the Wager and Poethics (Palgrave) explores the ways that recent experimental poetry scenes operate along a gift economy.
She is a regular contributor to BBC3’s Free Thinking and her recently published nature writing book The Grassling, A Geological Memoir won Penguin Random House’s WriteNow competition. Much of her creative practice is informed by its landscape. She is a keen wild swimmer and walker and is also interested in urban spaces.
Cat Woodward is a socialist feminist lyric poet and academic. Her first collection, Sphinx, was published in 2017 by Salò Press. Her second collection Blood. Flower. Joy! from Knives, Forks and Spoons Press was published last year. In 2018 she won the Ivan Juritz Prize for a collection of short lyrics. Cat is a lecturer in Creative Writing at The University of Cumbria.
Charlotte Newman won the inaugural Sabotage Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet and was featured in The Salt Book of Younger Poets. She worked as a journalist for a family law firm, writing for national newspapers while also contributing reviews to The Observer, The New Statesman and Poetry Review. Charlotte was shortlisted for The Scotsman’s Allen Wright Award for theatre criticism.
Admission: £4.00 (£2.00 students) including refreshments. Please book your place via firstname.lastname@example.org