27th June 2019

Martina Evans
Aoife Mannix
Richard Douglas Pennant
Stuart Silver
Helen Moore

25th July 2019

Alison Brackenbury
Shirley Wright

29th August 2019

Michelle Diaz
Jonathan Edwards

26th September 2019

Sue Boyle
Maggie Harris

31st October 2019

Martin Figura
Helen Ivory

28th November 2019

Claire Crowther
Carrie Etter

19th December 2019

Neil Richards
Tom Sastry

30th January 2020

John Greening
Sue Sims

26th March 2020

Dominic Fisher
Deborah Harvey

Claire Crowther

Guest Poet: Claire Crowther

Claire Crowther has had three collections, and a pamphlet arising from her residency at the Royal Mint, published with Shearsman Press. Three other pamphlets have been published by Flarestack, Nine Arches and Hercules. Her first collection was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh Prize for Best First Collection. Her poems appear in such journals as the London Review of Books and she has been called 'one of our most intelligent surrealists'. Her new pamphlet, Hap, is published this year by Happenstance. Claire is co-editor of Long Poem Magazine.

Carrie Etter

Guest Poet: Carrie Etter

Carrie Etter's fourth collection, The Weather in Normal (US: Station Hill; UK: Seren), explores the losses of home through parents' deaths, the sale of the family house, and the effects of climate change. As Philip Gross remarks, "One of the particular gifts of poetry is here in force: the power of a few words to create great spaces. The spaces of a prairie landscape round a small town or between present and past, between people in a family or between words on the page, these are not emptiness but tingling with resonance, with the poems' fine attention. Touched and unsettled, we slip seamlessly between the intimate detail of loss and the vast perspective in which even the prairies are dwarfed by the scale of climate change." Carrie is a Reader in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and also regularly teaches for Poetry Swindon and The Poetry School.

28th November 2019, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN

7:30pm - 10:00pm.

Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.