So we're ten days late for International Women's Day? That's okay, it'll be like when your birthday goes on and on and you're hungover for a month...
This month, we're delighted to have Theresa Lola, Jess Green, Rebecca Tantony and support from some of Bath Spa University's best up and coming talent.
Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet, events programmer, workshop facilitator and accountant. She is the joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the Bridport Poetry Prize and London Magazine Poetry Prize, and won the 2017 Hammer and Tongue National Slam after a two-day finale at the Royal Albert Hall.
2018 BBC Slam Champion, Jess Green is performance poet and playwright who has performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. Her first show, Burning Books, received 5* reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe and on its national tour. The theatre adaptation of Burning Books was longlisted for the Bread & Roses Theatre Award 2016. Her second poetry and music show, A Self Help Guide To Being In Love With Jeremy Corbyn was described by Corbyn himself as ‘fantastic’.
Rebecca Tantony is the author of Talk You Round Till Dusk; (Burning Eye, 2015) and All The Journeys I Never Took (Burning Eye, 2017). She is currently teaching the Performance Poetry Module and general Creative Writing to BA students at Bath Spa University.
This Blah episode is made in conjunction with the new Bristol Poetry Festival.