Wednesday 18 February – 7.30 pm
Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8SB
Join us on 18 February 2015 at Winchester Discovery Centre in association with Winchester Poetry Festival for an evening of poetry celebrating the Next Generation Poets.
The event will feature performances from Sean Borodale, Annie Freud and Emma Jones from the Next Generation Poets 2014, as well as special guest local poet, Rosemary Brook-Hart.
Book your seat via 01962 873603 or online
Sean Borodale works as a poet and artist, making scriptive and documentary poems written on location; this derives from his process of writing and walking for works such as Notes for an Atlas (Isinglass, 2003) and Walking to Paradise (1999). He was selected for the Granta New Poets series in 2012 and his first collection of poetry, Bee Journal (Jonathan Cape, 2012), was a PBS Recommendation and was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. His second collection, Human Work, is published in February 2015 by Jonathan Cape. He lives in Somerset and is currently Creative Writing Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Annie Freud was born in London in 1948. Her father is the painter, Lucian Freud. Her maternal grandfather was the sculptor, Sir Jacob Epstein, and her great-grandfather was Sigmund Freud. Her first publication was A Voids Officer Achieves the Tree Pose (Donut Press). Her first full collection, The Best Man That Ever Was (Picador, 2007), was a Poetry Book Society recommendation and won the Dimplex Prize for New Writing (Poetry) in the same year. The Mirabelles was a PBS Choice and shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize in 2010. She is currently teaching at the Poetry School.
Emma Jones was born in Sydney, Australia and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Her first book, The Striped World, was published in 2009 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Collection and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009-10 she was poet in residence at the Wordsworth Trust.
Rosemary Brook-Hart was born in Winchester and still lives there, when she’s not busy studying or fraternising with hippies and folkies. She was awarded joint third place in the 18-and-under category of the 2014 Stephen Spender prize, and got joint first in the sixth-form poetry slam at the inaugural Winchester Poetry Festival. Her work is highly influenced by music and dance. She is currently in her first year reading French and Spanish at Oxford, and spends most of her time either procrastinating or being pretentious. Sometimes both.