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Poetry, with Lucy Mercer, Nell Osborne and Sheena Baharudin

Poetry, with Lucy Mercer, Nell Osborne and Sheena Baharudin
Tuesday, 9th May, 2023    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH
Bookings closed
Hosted by Nottingham Poetry Exchange

Lucy Mercer writes poetry and teaches creative writing at Goldsmiths University. Having been awarded the inaugural White Review poet’s Prize, Lucy’s poems continue to be published widely in magazines and anthologies. She recently completed a PhD in which she developed a speculative theory of emblems and which informs her debut poetry collection out with Prototype Publishing, Emblem.

Emblem revitalises this forgotten hybrid form of image and text and uses it to contemplate the obscurities of motherhood, faith and the interior. Emblem is the Poetry Book Society Summer Choice 2022.

“These are surreal, startling poems that shift our understanding of what language might be able to express.”
The Guardian

Nell Osborne published her first pamphlet, The Canine Redeemer Has Entered the Bungalow, with Just Not press in 2021, described by poet Mira Mattar as ‘happily abject’. From 2018-2021, she co-ran the experimental poetry commission and publication series, No Matter, based in Manchester. She now runs a DIY correspondence art project for ugly and unlikeable writings and visual art, Happy Birthday. She’s currently working on her second poetry pamphlet.


Sheena Baharudin is a poet-educator, multimedia poet and spoken word artist. Her latest publication is a bilingual collection of poems entitled All the Bodies We’ve Embraced (Kuala Lumpur: Perfect Binding). In 2015, she published her first collection of poems, Rhymes for Mending Hearts (Selut Books). She is a two-time TedX speaker and has participated in various art events including Urbanscapes, Iskarnival Festival, Melaka Arts Festival, Georgetown Literary Festival, Singapore’s Lit Up Festival and London’s National Poetry Library. Her poems have been translated into Spanish and French, and featured in several local and international anthologies.

Refreshments provided



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