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Next Generation Poets 2014
November 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
£8 / £6 (free for BCU students and staff but please book)
Birmingham City University, Institute of Creative and Critical Writing
BCU Parkside, 5 Cardigan Street, Birmingham, B4 7BD
The event will feature performances from Emily Berry and Sean Borodale from the Next Generation Poets 2014, as well as special guest, former Birmingham Poet Laureate, Stephen Morrison-Burke.
Next Generation Poets 2014 is a promotion of the 20 most exciting new poets who have published their first collection in the last decade and is a partnership between The Poetry Book Society, Writing West Midlands and the Institute of Creative and Critical Writing at Birmingham City University. New Generation Poets including Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and 18 others, established a movement in 1994 and Next Generation Poets in 2004 helped bring to prominence the next group of rising poets, including Paul Farley, Robin Robertson, Alice Oswald and 17 others.
Emily Berry grew up in London and studied English Literature at Leeds University and Creative Writing at Goldsmiths College. She works as a freelance writer and co-edits the anthology series Stop Sharpening Your Knives and is a contributor to The Breakfast Bible, a compendium of breakfasts published by Bloomsbury. In 2008 she received an Eric Gregory Award and her first pamphlet stingray fevers was published by tall lighthouse. Dear Boy (Faber) was awarded the 2013 Forward Prize for Best First Collection.
Stephen Morrison-Burke is a Spoken Word Artist/Poet from Birmingham who has won multiple poetry slam competitions, taken part in theatrical projects and performed at various festivals in front of hundreds of people. Stephen has supported the likes of Buddy Wakefield and Linton Kwesi Johnson, performed in front of Prince William, and was named National Slam Champion in 2014. Stephen was Birmingham Poet Laureate 2012/13.
Find out via the website below in September which poets will take the limelight in the next ten years.
For more information www.poetrybooks.co.uk/projects/51/
How to Book:
To book, please contact our box office, The Box, on 0121 245 4455 or you can book online by clicking here. Please note that upon arrival there will be a complimentary glass of wine and the event will begin at 6.15pm.