truth & dare featuring Veronica Aaronson & Kerry Priest + open micEvent Website
truth & dare are back with two fabulous, award-winning poets, Veronica Aaronson & Kerry Priest + open mic
We’re super excited to be back with an offering of two poets at the top of their game + an opportunity for you to get up and share your work at the mic.
Veronica Aaronson is a co-founder and one of the organisers of the Teignmouth Poetry Festival. Her work has been published widely in literary journals, online and in anthologies and she has won, and been placed in, several competitions. Her first collection Nothing About the Birds Is Ordinary This Morning (Indigo Dreams) was put forward for the 2020 Laurel Prize. One of the poems from the collection was chosen for the Scottish Poetry Library Anthology 2019. A poem from Emily’s Mothers, (Dempsey and Windle, 2020) was nominated for the Forward Prize in the single poem category. Her latest pamphlet Telling Tales was published by 4word press last December.
Kerry Priest is an award-winning poet working at the interface of sound design and literature to create pieces which uncover hidden aspects of ourselves within internal and external landscapes. She has had stage work commissioned by The Royal Opera House and the Minack Theatre and was named one of Eyewear’s Best New British and Irish Poets 2018. Her poem, ‘Medicine Wheel’, was nominated for the Forward prize and her pamphlet, The Bone Staircase, was published by Live Canon in 2020.
She has been published widely, including by Acumen, Emma Press, Shearsman and Stride and her experimental sound pieces have been played on BBC Radio 3 and released on NMC Recordings.
In a former life, Kerry was a DJ for a seminal LGBTQ clubnight and has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, Latitude, Bestival, XOYO, Thekla and many more.
We’ve got 6 open mic slots available, so get in touch to bag yours. Email firstname.lastname@example.org (Tickets £7 for readers)
More info: www.truthanddare.uk