Theatre & Dance
Licensed to Rhyme - September 2017
Co-hosted by Maggie Doyle, Worcestershire Poet Laureate Emeritus, and past Birmingham Poet Laureate, Giovanni “Spoz” Esposito. September Headliner - Luke Kennard
Licensed to Rhyme is a new monthly spoken word event mixing poetry, prose and, occasionally, music.
Every month Maggie and Spoz will invite a selection of guest poets, plus a headline act, and the rest of the evening will be given to open mic performances.
Those wishing to perform should contact Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign up at Artrix on the evening of the event.
We are delighted that Luke Kennard will be headlining the September event, which is also our 1st Birthday celebrations.
Luke Kennard is a British poet and critic.
He won an Eric Gregory Award in 2005 for his first collection The Solex Brothers. His second collection, The Harbour Beyond The Movie, was shortlisted for the 2007 Forward Prize for Best Collection, making him the youngest ever poet to be nominated. In 2014 he was named as one of the Poetry Book Society's Next Generation Poets. His debut novel, The Transition, was published by Fourth Estate in March 2017. The novel was a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.
His latest collection “Cain” has been awarded:
GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS OF 2016
GUARDIAN BEST BOOKS FOR SUMMER 2016
OBSERVER BEST HOLIDAY READS 2016
POETRY SCHOOL BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2016
Dr. Kennard is a lecturer at Birmingham University.
Guest poets will be Fergus McGonigal and Mike Alma. Some open-mic places are still available, contact email@example.com
In the cafe/foyer
Monday 11th September 2017 at 7.45pm