Time & Location
About the Event
Every day from Monday to Friday this week OOIPP will bring you a night showcassing poets from three different poetry publishers. Tickets are pay what you can with all money going to the poets!
Todays publishers are:
FLIPPED EYE / LIFE BOAT / BURNING EYE
Todays poets are:
Amina Jama is a Somali-British writer. She is an alumni of Barbican Young Poets, co-host of BoxedIN and member of Octavia WOC Collective. Her work explores displacement, dual cultural identity and family. She has been published in The Things I Would Tell You, a Saqi Books anthology, and Rising Stars children’s anthology and has been commissioned by the BBC, The Queens Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and the London Mayors Office. Her debut collection is A WARNING TO THE HOUSE THAT HOLDS ME (flipped eye, 2019).
Maia Elsner grew up between Oxford and Mexico City, and began writing poetry in Massachusetts USA. Her poems are published or forthcoming in Magma, Stand, Colorado Review, The Missouri Review, Willow Springs and the Carolina Quarterly. She was shortlisted for the 2019 White Review Poet's Prize and commended from the 2020 Geoff Stevens Memorial Prize. Her poems have been anthologised in Un Nuevo Sol: British LatinX Writers (flipped eye, 2019). You can find her on Twitter at @Maia_Elsner
Scott McKendry was the recipient of the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award 2019 and his pamphlet, Curfuffle (The Lifeboat), was Poetry Book Society Autumn Choice 2019. He’s currently working on his first full collection.
Zosia Kuczyńska (she/her) is the author of Pisanki (Emma Press, 2017) and With others in your absence (Emma Press, 2021). Her work has appeared in The Tangerine, Poetry Ireland Review, and The White Review. She is currently based in Co. Wicklow, where she is writing a book on Brian Friel for Palgrave Macmillan and making things out of sticks.
Desree is a spoken word artist, writer and facilitator based in both London and Slough. Currently Artist in Residence for poetry collective EMPOWORD, and an Ambassador for MQ; Mental Health Research Charity, Desree explores intersectionality, justice and social commentary, occasionally throwing in a f*ckboy poem.
Desree was shortlisted for both the performance and film category in 2020 and recipient of the 2019's Highly Commended Out-Spoken Performance Prize. Also the finalist in 2018’s Hammer & Tongue final and TEDx speaker, Desree has featured at events around the UK and internationally, including Glastonbury Festival 2019, Bowery Poetry Club New York, Royal Albert Hall and Sofar Sounds. Desree launched the second edition of her poetry pamphlet I Find My Strength in Simple Things with Burning Eye Books.
Leanne Moden is a poet, performer and workshop leader, based in Nottingham in the East Midlands. She has performed at events across the UK and Europe, including the Living Record Festival, WOMAD Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, Sofar Sounds, Stanza Newcastle, the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, the Beverley Folk Festival, and Bestival on the Isle of Wight, as well as Prima Vista Festival in Estonia and Dia Mundial de la Poesia in Spain. In 2019, she performed her first solo poetry show as part of PBH's Free Fringe at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2020 Leanne released her second collection of poems Get Over Yourself.