"Words&Words&Words is an evening of innovative poetry and spoken word organised by Mary Jacob in collaboration with the Aberystwyth Arts Centre, bringing together a vibrant and varied community of poets to the Aberystwyth stage.
Each evening features several invited poets plus guest slots from a publication or organisation such as Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review, Planet: The Welsh Internationalist, Literature Across Frontiers and more, giving audiences a chance to hear a rich array of inspiring voices.
Our 27th April innovative poetry and spoken word evening includes two special guests, Wanda O’Connor and “A Grain of Sand”, in addition to open mic slots.
Wanda O’Connor is a doctoral candidate in Critical and Creative Writing at Cardiff University. Her peripatetic poetry is concerned with the contemporary projective and explores notions of spatiality and thrownness (Geworfenheit) within an architecture of the page. Recent work is available or forthcoming in Asymptote, Magma, Poetry Wales and “The Best Canadian Poetry 2014” (Tightrope Books). Her chapbook, “damascene road passaggio” is available to order through Above/Ground Press. She co-organizes the Cardiff Poetry Experiment reading series in Cardiff, Wales.
A Grain of Sand
A sneak preview of this year’s Master’s Anthology from the Creative Writing department at the university. ‘A Grain of Sand’ explores the theme of identity through poetry, prose and art by both past and current students, and local talent.
There are also open mic slots alternating with the invited poets. Any type of poetry or spoken word performance is welcome, with innovative and cross-art-form performances particularly encouraged. To perform at the open mic, please sign up at the Performance Studio between 6:30-7:30. Open mic poets will have an opportunity to do a sound check before the show begins.
The cover design for the anthology is “King Ceyx Drowns”, by Stephanie Stratton, shown above.
Further queries can be made through the Contract Form on the main website: https://wordsandwordspoetry.wordpress.com/contact-form/