Verse Matters hosts first open mic of 2018

Sheffield’s best spoken word artists, musicians and poets will perform at Theatre Delicatessen on Thursday 11th January, for the first Verse Matters event of the year.

Verse Matters is a feminist arts collective which hosts bi-monthly events to showcase the brightest spoken word artists, musicians, comics and storytellers in Sheffield.Both regulars and newcomers are invited to share their performances to an appreciative crowd.

Spoken word artists Anna May Fox and Sarah Crutwell will perform on Thursday, as well as musician ADENICO and Hive Young Writers.

For more information, go to https://versematters.wordpress.com/events/


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Applications for the 2017/2018 New Poets Prize are open

Sheffield based publisher, The Poetry Business, offers young poets a chance to have their manuscripts published into their own book.

The New Poets Prize is a competition led by The Poetry Business, an independent poetry publisher in Sheffield, which invites 17-24 year olds to submit short collections of twelve pages of poems. Four winners will be selected for the chance to have their collection published by smith|doorstop books, The North magazine and perform a launch reading, hosted by The Poetry Business. Successful candidates will also receive mentoring by British poets Peter and Ann Samson to help with submitting work to magazines, competitions and other publications.

Applications will close on Thursday 1st March, 2018.

The competition will be judged by Kayo Chingonyi, a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and previous Associate Poet at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Directors of The Poetry Business, Peter and Ann Samson will also be on the judging panel.

For the chance to be a published poet, enter at http://poetrybusiness.co.uk/newpoetsprize/information