Poetry On Tap


Poetry on Tap features Collin Kelley and Karen Head
6 July 2010, 10:51 am
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Please visit our photoset, with photos taken by Colin Potts.

Our final event for this season features COLLIN KELLEY and KAREN HEAD, two fine US poets on tour in the UK and a real scoop for Poetry on Tap. Not to be missed, as they are currently becoming big names on the US (world) poetry scene!

COLLIN KELLEY is a novelist, poet and playwright from Atlanta, Georgia. Vanilla Heart Publishing has just released his debut novel, Conquering Venus. His poetry collections include After the Poison, Slow To Burn and Better To Travel, which was nominated for the 2003 Georgia Author of the Year Award, Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Lambda Literary Award. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, with poems, essays and interviews appearing in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world, including My Diva: 65 Gay Men On The Women Who Inspire Them.

KAREN HEAD is the author of Sassing (WordTech Press, 2009), My Paris Year (All Nations Press, 2009) and Shadow Boxes (All Nations Press, 2003). Her most recent digital project was a collaborative exquisite corpse poem created via Twitter while she stood atop the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley’s One and Other Project; her poetry project, “Monumental” was detailed in a TIME online mini-documentary.

You are welcome to share up to 2 poems at our popular Open Mic. Limited number of places, so be quick to ensure yourself a slot or you can try your luck at our Open Mic Lucky Dip!

Come and read in our lovely new venue at the Old Orleans, or simply relax with a beer and hear the words flow! Bring your friends and come join us for another fun Sunday soon.

£4 entry or £2 for open mic readers

Supported by Academi

WIN PRIZES

Sign up to the Open Mic and you could win

[view the flyer]

Recent mentions

Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s freshest monthly poetry and spoken word series, co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. It provides a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists.

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Poetry on Tap features John Goodby and Alan Kellermann
10 June 2010, 8:58 am
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Come to our next poet-fabulous reading Sunday, 20 June, 2pm at our new venue, the Old Orleans (Church St, Cardiff), featuring JOHN GOODBY and ALAN KELLERMANN!

JOHN GOODBY’s most recent books of poetry are uncaged sea (Waterloo, 2008), Wine Night White (Hafan, 2010) and Illennium (Shearsman, 2010), with A True Prize (Cinnamon, 2011) forthcoming. He won the Cardiff International poetry competition in 2006 and the New Welsh Review poetry competition in 2009 and is a co-organiser of the annual Hay Poetry Jamboree.

ALAN KELLERMANN, born in Wisconsin (USA), is working towards a PhD at Swansea University in Swansea, Wales, where he is on the Swansea Review editorial board. Among other publications, his work has appeared in Planet, Agenda, Poetry Ireland Review, and in the Nu: Fiction and Stuff anthology (Parthian).

You are welcome to share up to 2 poems at our popular Open Mic. Limited number of places, so be quick to ensure yourself a slot or you can try your luck at our Open Mic Lucky Dip!

Come and read in our lovely new venue at the Old Orleans, or simply relax with a beer and hear the words flow! Bring your friends and come join us for another fun Sunday soon.

£4 entry or £2 for open mic readers

Supported by Academi

WIN PRIZES

Sign up to the Open Mic and you could win

[view the flyer]

Recent mentions

Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s freshest monthly poetry and spoken word series, co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. It provides a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists.

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Poetry on Tap features Mike Jenkins
16 April 2010, 2:02 pm
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Our next poet-tastic event happens on Sunday, 16th May, 2pm at our new venue, the Old Orleans (Church St, Cardiff), featuring MIKE JENKINS. Make sure to put it in your calendar!

MIKE JENKINS won the 1998 Wales Book of the Year for his short story collection Wanting to Belong, which was then adapted for BBC Wales and Channel 4. He has also won an Eric Gregory Award, The Young Writers Prize from the Welsh Arts Council for Empire of Smoke and the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry.

You are welcome to share up to 2 poems at our popular Open Mic. Limited number of places, so be quick to ensure yourself a slot or you can try your luck at our Open Mic Lucky Dip!

Come and read in our lovely new venue, or simply relax with a beer and hear the words flow! Bring your friends and come join us for another fun Sunday soon.

£4 entry or £2 for open mic readers

Supported by Academi

WIN PRIZES

Sign up to the Open Mic and you could win

[view the flyer]

Recent mentions

Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s freshest monthly poetry and spoken word series, co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. It provides a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists.


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Poetry on Tap features David Woolley and Jackie Cornwall
18 March 2010, 6:03 pm
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Update: Read the recap!

Photo: Bernard Mitchell

Our next exciting poetry-filled event happens on Sunday, 18th April, 2pm at The Promised Land (Windsor Place, Cardiff), featuring DAVID WOOLLEY and JACKIE CORNWALL.

DAVID WOOLLEY is the author of Pursued by a Bear (Headland), his fourth collection of poetry, out in May. He is both a Member and Board Member of Academi, and is on the Board of New Welsh Review.

JACKIE CORNWALL is a poet and playwright. With plays produced by the Everyman Theatre, in 1997 she was awarded the Chair for Poetry at the Welsh National Eisteddfod.

You are welcome to share up to 2 poems at our popular Open Mic. Limited number of places, so be quick to ensure yourself a slot or you can try your luck at our Open Mic Lucky Dip!

Come and read in our lovely, loft-like venue, or simply relax with a beer and hear the words flow! Bring your friends and come join us for another fun Sunday soon.

£4 entry or £2 for open mic readers

Supported by Academi

WIN PRIZES

• a tea caddy from Waterloo Gardens Teahouse

• a Day School prize, ‘Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Poetry’ (starts 5 June 2010) from Classical Education Forum

• wonderfully quirky Poem on a Roll sticky tapes from BonMot
BONUS: Mention Poetry on Tap when you order from BonMot’s website and receive a £1 discount when you buy 2 tapes!

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Recent mentions

Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s freshest monthly poetry and spoken word series, co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. It provides a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists.

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Poetry on Tap features Jasmine Donahaye and Gemma June Howell
11 February 2010, 5:49 pm
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Update: Please visit our Poetry on Tap photoset for photos from the lovely Mother’s Day/International Women’s Day afternoon and read the recap!

Photo: Sam Christie

This special poetry-filled event celebrated International Women’s Day! Taking place on Sunday, 14th March, 2pm at The Promised Land (Windsor Place, Cardiff), Poetry on Tap featured poets JASMINE DONAHAYE and GEMMA JUNE HOWELL.

JASMINE DONAHAYE is the author of Self-portrait as Ruth (Salt), a lament on Israel/Palestine. With her first collection Misappropriations (Parthian) shortlisted for the Jerwood Aldeburgh Prize, she is currently writing a work of creative non-fiction entitled The Palestine or Orange-tufted Sunbird.

GEMMA JUNE HOWELL is the author of a collection of short stories, Inside the Treacle Well (Hafan Books). A finalist for the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, she regularly performs her work at The Crunch and Jam Bones events.

You are welcome to share up to 2 poems at our popular Open Mic. Limited number of places, so be quick to ensure yourself a slot or you can try your luck at our Open Mic Lucky Dip!

Come and read in our lovely, loft-like venue, or simply relax with a beer and hear the words flow! Bring your friends and come join us for another fun Sunday soon.

£4 entry or £2 for open mic readers

Supported by Academi

March’s open mic prizes are generously donated by

Honno Press

and

Mslexia

[view the flyer]

Recent mentions

Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s freshest monthly poetry and spoken word series, co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. It provides a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists.

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Poetry on Tap features Clare Potter and Duncan McGibbon
17 January 2010, 9:47 pm
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Update: Please visit our Poetry on Tap photoset for photos from the lovely Valentine’s Day afternoon and read the recap!

 

 

This romantic/poet-tastic event took place on Sunday, 14th February, 2pm at The Promised Land (Windsor Place, Cardiff) and featured poets CLARE POTTER and DUNCAN McGIBBON.

CLARE POTTER is the author of Spilling Histories (Cinnamon Press), a poetry collection inspired by the aftermath of the New Orleans disaster. Brought up in Blackwood, South Wales, she graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with an MA in Afro–Caribbean literature and lived in New Orleans for ten years.

DUNCAN McGIBBON is the author of The Consolations (Mulfran Press), a poetry collection that journeys from Our Lady of Geneva to the heart of the poet’s family. Born in Greenock, Scotland, he has lived and worked  in Geneva, commuting between his British and Swiss Poet’s Workshops, until moving to Bath in 2009.

There will also be an open mic section for aspiring and established poets [limited number of places, so be quick!]. Come and read in our lovely, loft-like venue, or simply relax with a beer and hear the words flow! Bring your friends and come join us for another fun Sunday soon.

£4 entry or £2 for open mic readers

Supported by Academi

February’s open mic prizes generously donated by

Poetry Wales,

Mulfran Press

and Cinnamon Press

[view the flyer]

Recent mentions

Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s freshest monthly poetry and spoken word series, co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. It provides a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists.

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Poetry on Tap features Susan Richardson and Susie Wild
23 December 2009, 2:25 pm
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Update: Please visit our Poetry on Tap photoset for photos, read our recap as well as Susan Richardson’s thoughts and Susie Wild’s musings [scroll down] on the warm, welcoming and poet-tastic afternoon! See you at the next one! (That’s Sunday, 14 Feb, 2pm at the Promised Land.)

This poetry-filled event took place at 2pm on Sunday, 17th January and featured poets SUSAN RICHARDSON and SUSIE WILD.

SUSAN RICHARDSON’s first collection of poetry, Creatures of the Intertidal Zone (Cinnamon Press) was inspired by her journey through Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland in the footsteps of an intrepid eleventh century female Viking.

SUSIE WILD is the author of The Art of Contraception (Parthian), a collection of short stories loosely connected by the theme of contraception. She performs her poetry and fiction regularly in Wales.

Poetry on Tap takes place on a laid-back Sunday afternoon right in the middle of Cardiff, upstairs at The Promised Land on Windsor Place, just off Queen Street.

There will also be an open mic section for both established and aspiring poets [limited number of slots, so be quick!]. Come and read in our lovely, loft-like venue, or simply relax with a beer and hear the words flow!

Bring your friends and come join us for another fun Sunday!

£4 entry or £2 for open mic readers

Supported by Academi

January’s open mic prizes generously donated by Cinnamon Press

and New Welsh Review

Recent mentions:

[view the flyer]

Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s newest monthly poetry and spoken word series, co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. It provides a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists.

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