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Versify offers spoken word poets mentoring and practical guidance around their work, as well as a paid gig to spotlight their voices.
The poets selected for Versify 2019 will be awarded intensive workshops on performance, form & craft, and the business aspect of poetry, which will take place at Poetry Ireland in Dublin’s Parnell Square. The series will culminate in a showcase in September.
We are delighted to announce that acclaimed poet Bridget Minamore will select this year’s participants and will lead the workshops on form & craft and performance. Bridget is a British-Ghanaian writer from south-east London. She is a poet, critic, essayist, and journalist, writing for The Guardian about pop culture, theatre, race and class. She was chosen as one of Speaking Volumes’ 40 Stars of Black British Literature, has read her work internationally, and is the co-lead tutor for the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Titanic (Out-Spoken Press), her debut pamphlet of poems on modern love and loss, was published in May 2016.
How to apply:
Deadline: Friday 2 August please click here to submit.