Join us for the next in our series of innovative poetry and spoken word evenings featuring innovative, cross-art-form and collaborative poetry, in association with literary magazines and journals such as Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review, Planet, Long Exposure and more.
In addition to the invited performances, open mic slots are also available. All types of poetry and spoken word are welcome. Please sign up in the Theatre Foyer at 6:30pm.
- Multimedia Poetry – New Welsh Review
- Guest poet – Richard Marggraf Turley
- Visual poetry – John Morgan
- Gelynion/Enemies-style collaborative poetry – Nia Davies and Mary Jacob
- Open Mic slots – Sign up at 6:30 in the Theatre Foyer. We welcome any type of poetry or spoken word, especially innovative poetry or cross-art-form performances.
Two short poetry video showcases from New Welsh Review‘s multimedia programme, sponsored by Aberystwyth University. Showcase 1 was produced by this autumn’s work placement students, Jess Rose and Emma Musty, and featuring poems on gods and antiheroines by Alys Conran, Polly Atkin, Claire Booker and Stav Poleg.Showcase 2 was produced by this summer’s work placement students, Malgorzata Hryhorowicz and Maddy McGlynn, and featuring poems on fire and water by Maggie Harris, Karen Izod and Jack Freeman.
Richard Marggraf Turley won the Keats-Shelley Prize for poetry in 2007, and in 2010 won the Wales Book of the Year “People’s Choice” award. His historical crime novel, The Cunning House, appeared in 2015 to acclaim (“Mesmeric thriller”, Financial Times; “The best kind of historical mystery”, Guardian; “Rude and direct”, Buzz Magazine). He teaches in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Aberystwyth University.
Visual poetry – John Morgan’s poetry is as much about made visual forms as it is about written language. Through time, place and motion his poems visualise sensory elements of lived experience. John will be sharing a few pieces from his current collection ‘Landwriting’ that capture home made and shared myths of Snowdonia. These poems and more can be found at his website, Visual [writ]/read/[/ing/]: http://users.aber.ac.uk/jpm/visual/words.html
Nia Davies and Mary Jacob perform an Gelynion/Enemies-style collaborative set, based on concepts of ritual and improvisation. Nia Davies is editor of Poetry Wales. She studied English at the University of Sussex. Then Spree, her first pamphlet of poems, came out from Salt in 2012. Her poems have been published internationally and translated widely. You can read an interview with Nia about her work and the PW editorship in Wales Arts Review. Mary Jacob is a poet and surrealist practitioner who specialises in random walks in all directions.
If you would like to participate, please contact us here and we will connect you with another poet to work with. To perform at the open mic, please sign up between 6:30-7:30pm.
Presented in partnership with Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Image: Word Love Beads 1 by Julie Jordon Scott, released under Creative Commons licence (CC BY 2.0) https://www.flickr.com/photos/juliejordanscott/5888020820