Dawn Gorman believes poetry should be everywhere - puts it on beermats,
uses it to
work with people with memory loss, facilitates writing workshops, organises poetry
events and runs international poetry competitions. She is widely published, and has
performed in New York, Paris, London - and lots of smaller places in between.
“Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket;
you put your life into it and make something out of that.” Mary Oliver
Guest Poet: Dominic Fisher
Dominic Fisher has been published in Raceme, Magma, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Brittle Star, South Bank Poetry, The Interpreter's House and Under the Radar. He won the international Bristol Poetry Prize 2018, with a poem first aired at Words and Ears. His collection The Ladies and Gentlemen of the Dead was published by The Blue Nib in March 2019. There are sometimes foxes and goldfinches on his allotment in Bristol.
Guest Poet: Deborah Harvey
Deborah Harvey's poems have been widely published in journals and anthologies, and broadcast on Radio 4's Poetry Please. They have been awarded several major prizes, most recently the 2018 Plough Prize Short Poem Competition. Her three poetry collections, Communion (2011), Map Reading for Beginners (2014), and Breadcrumbs (2016), are published by Indigo Dreams, while her historical novel, Dart, appeared under their Tamar Books imprint in 2013. Her fourth collection, The Shadow Factory, is due be published in late 2019.
Deborah is co-director of The Leaping Word poetry consultancy. She is currently writing a collection of poems that explore her native West Country through the lens of mythic time.