Tickets On Sale 10am - Wednesday 1st January
Jean Atkin's new collection How Time is in Fields was published by Indigo Dreams in 2019. Previous publications include Not Lost Since Last Time (Oversteps Books), and
six poetry pamphlets. Recent work has appeared in The Rialto, Magma, The Moth, Lighthouse, Agenda and Ambit, as well as being commissioned for Radio 4 and
featured on Claire Balding’s programme, ‘Ramblings’. She works in education, wellbeing and community. In 2019 she was Troubadour of the Hills for Ledbury
Poetry Festival. www.jeanatkin.com
Roselle Angwin is a widely-published Westcountry poet and author who has undertaken many residencies and received various awards. She's well-known as an
inspiring tutor here and abroad, and her Iona writing retreats are legendary. Roselle's work is underpinned by her long-term immersion in both Zen and the
Celtic bardic tradition. Add in her passion for the other-than-human, and this reading from her collection, All The Missing Names of Love, is clearly going to be
something out of the ordinary – very special. www.roselle-angwin.co.uk
Graham and Rosie will present poetry from their collaboration focusing on the art and life of Stanley Spencer.
Rosie Jackson lives near Frome. Previous works include What the Ground Holds(Poetry Salzburg, 2014), The Light Box (Cultured Llama, 2016) and her memoir The
Glass Mother (Unthank, 2016). Her poetry has appeared in Acumen, Ambit, Frogmore Papers, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Scintilla, Tears in
the Fence, and many anthologies. Rosie has taught at the University of East Anglia, UWE, and Cortijo Romero, Spain. She won first prizes in Poetry Space
competition 2019, Wells 2018 and the Stanley Spencer competition 2017. www.rosiejackson.org.uk
Graham Burchell’s first collection, Vermeer’s Corner, was published in the US in 2008. After three more collections over nine years, his latest,
Breakfast Under a Yellow-bellied Sun (Indigo Pamphlets) appeared in 2018. Prizes for his work include first place in the National Stanza 2015
and the Red Shed 2018 competitions, and third place in the 2017 Bridport Prize. Graham was Canterbury Poet of the Year in 2012 and a
Hawthornden fellow in 2013. He lives in South Devon and is part of the Festival organising team.
Born in Nigeria, Inua Ellams is a cross-artform practitioner: poet, playwright & performer, graphic artist & designer, and founder of the
Midnight Run — an international, arts-filled, night-time, playful, urban, walking experience. He is a Complete Works poet alumnus
and a designer at White Space Creative Agency. While his poetry is published by Flipped Eye, Akashic and Nine Arches, several plays have
been published by Oberon. Across his work, Identity, Displacement & Destiny are recurring themes in which he also tries to mix the old with the new: traditional African storytelling with contemporary poetry, pencil with pixel, texture with vector images. Inua’s stage appearances are magnetic – not to be missed!
Vanessa Kisuule is a writer, performer, burlesque artist and ‘Empress of Blag’. As well as being the current Bristol City Poet, she has won a
dozen slam titles and performed internationally in Vienna, Sweden Belgium, Germany, Bangladesh and New York. That’s in addition to
Glastonbury and Spoken Word events all over the UK. Vanessa has published two poetry collections Joyriding The Storm and A Recipe for
Sorcery. In 2017 she won a Jerwood Micro Arts Bursary, and her onewoman show SEXY was developed with the support of Arts Council
England and toured in 2018. Sparks will fly tonight – her performances are electric!