Wordlife presents: Poetry in Conflict

Thursday 1 September 2016 7:30pm - 9:00pm
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Peter Cattrell, Wire from Serre, Somme. Image © Peter Cattrell.

Recent conflict and war has seen the largest dislocation of people since WW2. The news brings constant updates of conflicts and crisis from overseas. Set among Peter Cattrell's exhibition of photos inspired by the great war a range of poets and musicians perform work inspired by both historical and current conflict around the world.

Acclaimed singer songwriter Neil McSweeney will perform alongside poets Alex Gwyther and Gevi Carver. There is also a short open mic section for poets to perform work themed by 'Conflict'. To book an open mic slot or for more information email joe@wordlife.co.uk

Neil McSweeney

Neil McSweeney is a songwriter and musician based in Sheffield. His acoustic guitar playing style combines folk, blues and country influences but it is his voice, likened by The Guardian to a male Tracy Chapman, and his direct and personal lyrics for which he is most recognised.

Alex Gwyther

Alex Gwyther is a published writer, poet and actor. His poetical prose weaves down-to-earth tales of life in Britain and his unique delivery and “tumbling urbane style” has seen him perform across the country at venues, festivals and events such as Oxford University, the Royal Festival Hall and Latitude Fest.

Martin Malone

Born in County Durham, Martin Malone now lives in Scotland. He has published two poetry collections: The Waiting Hillside (Templar, 2011) and Cur (Shoestring, 2015). An Honorary Research Fellow in Creative Writing at Aberdeen University, he is currently studying for a PhD in poetry at Sheffield University. At the moment, Martin is working on two collections pertaining to his doctorate in Great War poetry: Ghosts of the Vortex and the prose poem sequence, The Unreturning.

Genevieve Carver

Genevieve Carver has been delighting audiences in Sheffield since 2011 with her straight-talking, gin-fuelled spoken word routine. Past appearances have included the Edinburgh Fringe and Shambala music festival, and her written work has appeared in Iota, Envoi, Now Then and The North magazines. She was a semi-finalist in the Hammer & Tongue UK National Poetry Slam 2016 and is currently a poet in residence at Bank Street Arts.


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