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The Poetry Review Winter 2020 launch (Zoom)

Thursday 28 January 2021, 7:00 pm8:00 pm


Please join us via Zoom for the online celebration of the Winter issue of The Poetry Review.

Our exciting readers will be Graham Mort, Meredi Ortega, Rushika Wick and Jason Allen-Paisant. The event will be introduced by Review Editor Emily Berry. Space may be limited, so book your place.

The Winter 2021 issue of The Poetry Review is now out. You can read poems by our readers and enjoy other selected highlights from the Winter issue for free here.

About our readers

L to r: Jason Allen-Paisant, Rushika Wick, Meredi Ortega, Graham Mort

Graham Mort is Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing and Transcultural Literature at Lancaster University. He has worked extensively in sub-Saharan Africa on radio broadcast and writing development projects, as well as in Kurdistan, China and Vietnam. Graham’s latest book of poems, Black Shiver Moss, was published by Seren in 2017. A new book of short fiction, Like Fado and Other Stories, will be published by Salt in 2021. He is, of course, working on a new book of poems.

Meredi Ortega is from Western Australia. She now lives near the Dee in Aberdeen, where she has recently been involved in a deep mapping project on rivers. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, The Rialto, The Best Australian Science Writing, The Best Australian Poems and Contemporary Australian Feminist Poetry. She is currently finalising her first poetry collection.

Rushika Wick is a poet and doctor with an interest in intersections between sociology and impacts on the body. In particular, how these affect women and children. She is also developing a practice of visual poetry and making object-poems. She has work in various anthologies and magazines including Ambit, Datableed and forthcoming in Magma and SAND (Berlin). She has performed in London and Amsterdam as part of the Cold Lips collective and Rough Night Press, and has been on residency in Norwich as part of the Skylark Community. She is a current student at the Poetry School and has a debut collection launching in April 2021 with Verve.

Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican poet whose work addresses issues of time, race, class, and the environmental conditions underpinning Black identity. His poetry has been featured in GrantaThe Poetry Review, PN ReviewCallalooNew Poetries VIII, BBC Radio 3’s The VerbStand, and other venues. His first full-length book of poems, Thinking with Trees, will be published by Carcanet Press in summer 2021. Jason holds a doctorate in Medieval and Modern Languages from Oxford University (Merton College) and works as a lecturer in Caribbean Poetry and Decolonial Thought in the School of English and the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds. He lives in Leeds with his partner and two daughters.