- Poetry Society Annual Showcase
Saturday, 10th July 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
3pm – 4pm, St Michael’s and All Angels Church Courtyard (outdoors/bad weather inside), £5
The Poetry Society runs some of the most influential competitions and awards in the UK. Come and hear from National Poetry Competition winners, Susannah Hart and Cheryl Moskowitz, and Foyle Young Poet Isabelle Baafi, read and chat with one of the judges, Jonathan Edwards. Find out what makes a winning poem, hear each poet talk about their writing lives and getting published and discover exciting new poetic talents.
Susannah Hart’s poems have been widely published in magazines and online, including Smiths Knoll, Magma, The North, The Rialto and Poetry London. Her debut collection Out of True won the Live Canon First Collection Prize in 2018
Isabelle Baafi is a writer and poet from London. Her debut pamphlet, Ripe, was the Poetry Book Society’s Pamphlet Choice for Spring 2021. Her poems have been published in The Poetry Review, Magma, Anthropocene, and elsewhere. She is a Ledbury Poetry Critic.
Cheryl Moskowitz is trained in dramatherapy and psychodynamic counselling began her career with the radical 1980s poetry collective Angels of Fire. She has won prizes in the Bridport and Troubadour competitions and was commended in the 2019 National Poetry Competition. Maternal Impression was shortlisted for this year’s Saboteur awards.
The Parish Church of Ledbury, located at the top of Church Lane. The map marker (HR8 1DL) is the location of the photograph below if you use GPS. Church Lane is strictly pedestrian only. Short-term free street parking on High Street and The Homend (1 hour). Closest Pay and Display is St Katherines, off Bye Street. Cheaper long-stay parking at Bridge Street car park (£2 per day). More parking information on Herefordshire Council website.