Next Buzzwords Sunday October 2nd
Workshop, led by David Clarke and Cliff Yates 7pm
Guest readings and open mic 8pm
Guest poets: David Clarke and Cliff Yates
Upstairs at The Exmouth Arms, Bath Road, Cheltenham
£5 waged, £3 unwaged
David Clarke's first pamphlet Gaud won the Michael Marks Award in 2013. His first full collection, Arc, was published by Nine Arches in 2015 and was longlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. Recent poems have appeared in magazines such as Long Poem Magazine, Magma, Bare Fiction and Tears in the Fence. He currently teaches on-line for The Poetry School.
Cliff Yates’ latest collection, published by smith|doorstop in 2016, is Jam. His various collections include Henry’s Clock, winner of both the Aldeburgh first collection prize and the Poetry Business book & pamphlet competition, Frank Freeman’s Dancing School (Arts Council England Writer’s Award) and Selected Poems, a smith|doorstop ebook. He wrote Jumpstart Poetry in the Secondary School during his time as Poetry Society poet-in-residence, following the success of his students at Maharishi School in poetry competitions. He has led courses and workshops for the Arvon Foundation, the Poetry Society, the British Council, universities and schools in the UK and abroad.