Crafty Crows ~ Online Poetry, Nigel Kent & Karlostheunhappy, plus Open-Mic

Nov 3, 2021 at 19:00 — 21:00 (GMT)

The Gloucestershire Poetry Society presents our regular online event, 'Crafty Crows', hosted by Josephine Lay, on Wednesday 3rd November 2021, from 7.00pm until 9.00pm, Featuring Nigel Kent & Karlostheunhappy with a 10minute slot, plus open-mic. Via Zoom (Technical stuff by Jason Conway)

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To reserve an open-mic slot for this event, please email, (first come, first served). Open-mic slots will be one poem, 3 minutes max. (please stick to this, as we don't want to have to cut people off). Please be aware that Crafty Crows is recorded, and subsequently posted via youtube...

Nigel Kent is a twice Pushcart Prize nominated poet (2019 and 2020) and reviewer who lives in rural Worcestershire. He is an active member of the Open University Poetry Society, managing its website and occasionally editing its workshop magazine.

He has been shortlisted for several national competitions and his poetry has appeared in a wide range of anthologies and magazines. Some of his work has been translated by Mariana Zavati Gardner for the literary journals, Banchetful and Pro Saeculum

In 2019 Hedgehog Poetry Press published his first collection, ‘Saudade’, following the success of his poetry conversations with Sarah Thomson, ‘Thinking You Home’ and ‘A Hostile Environment’; in August 2020 Hedgehog Poetry Press published his pamphlet, Psychopathogen, which was nominated for the 2020 Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets and made the Poetry Society’s Winter List, 2020: and in October 2021 it published his latest collection, a book of ekphrastic poems, entitled ‘Unmuted’.

To find out more, you can follow him on Twitter @kent_nj or visit his website:

Karlostheunhappy is a Welsh-born, Forest of Dean-based Beat Poet inspired by Jack Kerouac, the moment & brevity of Basho, the self-reflective narrative of Frank O’Hara and oddball imagination of Richard Brautigan.

He was editor of the 1990’s underground litzine BeatSurreal.

After initial success being published alongside unusual bedfellows Peter Levi and Joanna Trollope, he took a break from writing for 15 years or so to make way for politics and fatherhood.

Now he’s back with a collection called ‘OBLIVION: 200 seasons of pain & magic’ available through his Gloomy for Pleasure imprint. He was runner up at this year’s Ledbury Poetry Festival slam and read at the 2021 International Beat Poet Laureate Festival.

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