Uncut Poets at City Gate Hotel, Exeter on 24th September 2015 with Dawn Gorman
The first Uncut after our summer break and the last before Exeter Poetry Festival 2015 finds us still on tour, as the Phoenix refurbishment isn’t yet complete. The venue for 24 September is the Cellar Bar of the City Gate, no stranger to poetry events.
This month’s guest is Dawn Gorman, full-time poet and arts practitioner. Dawn has worked collaboratively with, among others, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment who, together with composer James Redwood and 250 school pupils, wrote a symphony based on her poem Replenishment. The overture for that piece, created as a film-poem by Dan Thomason and Oliver Brown, has won a place at this year’s Cannes Short Film Festival. Dawn writes poetry ‘live’ – in August this year, she did this as poet-in-residence at Edinburgh Fringe, for the bohemian banquet art installation Unexpected Excesses. Her second pamphlet, This Meeting of Tracks, was published in New York in 2013 by Toadlily Press, in its four-hander, Mend & Hone. She runs the monthly poetry event Words & Ears in Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire, and organises and runs poetry workshops and readings supported by the Arts Council.
Alasdair Paterson and Liz Adams will again co-host the evening, and there will be room for the usual 10 open mic spots of 5 minutes each. Please contact Alasdair by email or mobile (07783 734523) if you want one of these – they go quickly. Admission is the usual £5 (£3 open mic and concessions) and the poetry will begin at 7.30 (or thereabouts).