• Brook Kitchen Arts Cafe
  • June 5
  • 18:00 - 20:30
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We are delighted to host Ceri Baker to headline our next poetry event.
There’s an open mic first half of the evening with five minute reading spots available – contact David Lloyd to book a spot @lloyddavidjohn@gmail.com

Ceri is a multi-slam winning poet including the Lyrafest 2024 South West Poetry Show Down with Spork Poetry and WOMAD Festival HIPYAK Poetry Slam 2022. She is an active member of Spork Poetry, having also won 2 Spork slams and received the Spork Up! Artists development fund 2022.

She has regularly featured on BBC Radio Bristol and Devon Upload shows. Ceri has been published in a number of anthologies and her piece ‘Touch Hunger’ is in the British Library Covid Archive.
Her first collection ‘Fuck It…Pass The Salt, Please’ and film of the same name were released in March 2024 (Speakease Press)

Ceri Baker is a performance poet whose fierce recovery from life changing surgery has catapulted her into a new realm of what she terms being, a ‘Pro-creative thriver’. Mixing Spokenword poetry, sound, visual media, and constantly growing her craft she explores themes of woman, change, death, grief, mother, parity in healthcare, love, sex, cycles and creativity.

What people say about Ceri:

‘Ceri Baker is a bold and beautiful poet.’
Salena Godden

‘Ceri’s work is an artistic exploration of pain, perseverance, and humour. Making her voice important and necessary.’
Kat Francois

‘There is a ‘Great Yes’ inside Ceri Baker, her writing tackles the edgier side of adulting, without being weighed down by it.’
Liv Torc

‘Ceri Baker is fucking wonderful! Reading her words or watching her perform is a masterclass in how spoken-word poetry should be done. She allows herself to plunge into that simmering anger, those difficult questions, that quest for understanding, and somehow comes up smiling, palms open, eyes burning, ready to give. ‘
Chris White

More info about Word Kitchen www.wordkitchen.org.uk