21st October 2017
New North Poets
The New North Poets are James Giddings and Jasmine Simms of Squad 6, KM Bainbridge, David Borrott, Jared Carnie and Tom Cleary.
A hand-picked bunch of new poets from the North who all won Northern Writers Awards from New Writing North in 2015. Their prize was a year’s worth of mentoring from Clare Pollard and the Poetry School, involving residentials, sessions with editors, promoters and publishers, and editorial guidance. Today’s reading is the culmination of their experience. The poets’ voices are intriguing and various, their techniques and perspectives shift. Enjoy this introduction!