Andrea Simons is a Bermudian writer, director and actor now residing in London. His poems first came to the public during the 2012 Poetry Parnassus at the South Bank Centre. He published his debut collection The Joshua Tales (Treehouse Press) in 2009 and numerous publications both in the UK and internationally and is presently editing his next collection of poetry Turtlemen. He is also a third of the performance band AMPHIBIA. Andra was a Creative Writing Visiting Lecturer at the University of Greenwich from 2009-2015. “a beautiful monster, a singing dragon. A spectacle. An intimacy. ” – John Zuill
Robert Peake is a US-born poet living in Hertfordshire. He created the Transatlantic Poetry on Air reading series, bringing poets together from around the world for live online readings and conversations. He also collaborates with other artists on poetryfilm, and his work has been widely screened in the US, UK, and Europe. His collection The Knowledge is now available from Nine Arches Press.
Emily Harrison is a former member of The Barbican Young Poets and her debut collection is I Can’t Sleep ’cause My Bed’s On Fire ‘A wildcard performance poet with plenty to say. Astute and at times painfully humorous’ Robert Peake in The Huffington Post.
Some of Swindon’s finest will join us for shorter readings: