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Jasmine Launches New Poetry

Squad grad Jasmine Simms is launching her latest poetry pamphlet, Like Horsesthis November with the Poetry Business.

These compelling poems start in a rural childhood spent with horses, and end somewhere in ‘the near future’ – a tentatively queer, urban existence in which ‘there is no more megabus’ and ‘hell is a large, dark kitchen’.

Like Horses is an assured and remarkable debut.

“In clear-sighted, funny and warm-hearted poems, Jasmine Simms has a knack for conjuring a sense of collective voice … an acute observer of life’s joys, sorrows and ironies, her frank poems invite us to rally together in turbulent times.”

Helen Mort

Formerly Vice Chancellor’s Scholar for the Arts at Durham University, Jasmine Simms holds an MA in Children’s Literature from Goldsmiths College, University of London. She was Writer in Residence (2019) at the University of Tübingen, Germany. She has won awards for her poetry including the New North Poets Prize (2014) and the Yorkshire New Poet Prize (2016). Jasmine is a postgraduate at the University of Sheffield and a freelance arts educator.

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