International Poetry ReIncarnation

Word made flesh 1965 / Flesh made word 2015

Tag: poetry 50

ReIncarnation Biographies #4: Adam Horovitz

adam horovitz publicity picThe fourth poet in our series of introductions to performers taking part in International Poetry ReIncarnation at the Roundhouse in Camden on 30th May 2015 is Adam Horovitz.

Born in 1971, Horovitz has been active as a poet since the 1990s, treading a fine line between page and performance poetry. He released his first pamphlet, Next Year in Jerusalem, in 2004 and a second, The Great Unlearning, in 2009. He was the poet in residence for Glastonbury Festival’s official website in 2009 and was voted onto the Hospital Club 100 in 2010 as an ’emerging talent’. His debut collection, Turning, was released by Headland in 2011. He was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2012. In 2014, he released A Thousand Laurie Lees, a verse-fuelled memoir from The History Press, and Only the Flame Remains (Yew Tree Press) and was one of five British poets selected by Ledbury Poetry Festival in 2015 to be part of the pan-European Versopolis project.

Get your tickets for the evening’s star-laden performance here: The International Poetry ReIncarnation

Here’s a poem by Adam Horovitz from his Soundcloud account.

ReIncarnation Biographies #3: Malika Booker

Malika Booker (photo by Naomi Woddis)

Malika Booker (photo by Naomi Woddis)

The third poet in our series of introductions to performers taking part in International Poetry ReIncarnation at the Roundhouse in Camden on 30th May 2015 is Malika Booker.

Malika Booker is a British poet of Guyanese and Grenadian parentage and the founder of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. Her collection Pepper Seed was published by Peepal Tree Press (2013) and longlisted for the OCM Bocas 2014 prize. Pepper Seed was also shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre 2014 prize for first full collection. She received her MA from Goldsmiths University and was recently awarded the Cultural Fellowship in Creative Writing/ Literary Art post at Leeds University. Malika was the first British poet to be a fellow at Cave Canem and the inaugural Poet in Residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Get your tickets for the evening’s star-laden performance here: The International Poetry ReIncarnation

ReIncarnation Biographies #1: Francesca Beard

PoeticaOpenBookFirst up in our series of introductions to performers taking part in International Poetry ReIncarnation at the Roundhouse in Camden on 30th May 2015 is the marvellous Francesca Beard.

Described as ‘witty and narcotic’, (Independent), ‘one of our finest cartographers of the human heart’, (London Metro) and ‘a quality guarantee’, Francesca Beard is a poet whose shows have toured nationally with Apples and Snakes and internationally with the British Council. She’s written for the Royal Court, Young Vic, BBC Radio 3 and 4 and has been writer in residence at the BBC, Barbican, Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Natural History Museum, Metropolitan Police and Clissold Leisure Centre. She runs workshops abroad and at home for all ages. She is currently writing a new one woman show  ‘A Lie’, and developing  ‘Storyverse’, a participatory experience for live audiences and on-line communities with B3 Media, supported by ACE and residencies at Banff Centre Canada and Mixed Reality Lab, Nottingham University.

Get your tickets for the evening’s star-laden performance here: The International Poetry ReIncarnation