Verve Poetry Festival is thrilled to present Hera Lyndsay Bird's only Midlands event on her whirlwind tour of the UK and Ireland. Join us for this must-see event.
£5 (online only)
Don't miss this rare appearance from Hera Lindsay Bird - the poet Carol-Ann Duffy described as:'Without doubt the most arresting and original new young poet - on page and in performance.'
Hera is a writer from Wellington, New Zealand. Her debut poetry collection 'Hera Lyndsay Bird'was released this year by Penguin UK, and became a cult bestseller in her home country after her poems 'Monica Geller' and 'Keats is Dead so Fuck me From Behind' went viral. She won the 2017 Sarah Broom Award and the Ockham Best First Poetry Book Award. Her newst poems can be found in the excellent pamphlet 'Pamper Me to Hell & Back', recently published by smith/doorstop.
She will be reading poems from both her books and answering questions.
Also reading will be:
Jenna Clake. Jenna is studying for a PHD in Creative Writing at University of Birmingham. Her excellent debut collection of poetry, Fortune Cookie, won the Melita Hume Prize in 2016 - 'At once humorous, poignant and unsettling, this collection considers how we might make sense of a world that really makes no sense at all.'
Hannah Swings. Hannah is a writer, performance poet, visual artist, and teacher that works across a kaleidoscope of platforms. She is currently studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at University of Birmingham, where she has coached their uniSLAM team to victory. She is also the winner of CoachesSLAM 2018. Hannah's first poetry collection will be published by Verve Poetry Press in November 2018.