Small Press Showcase: Burning Eye Books

Date: Saturday 3 November 2018
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Location: John Hansard Gallery
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Burning Eye Books is a small, independent publisher in the South West, predominately specialising in promoting Spoken Word artists. They aim to dispel the assumption that performance poetry does not transfer well to page, as well as giving emerging and established artists opportunities to be published where they might be rejected from other traditional poetry publishers.

This event will feature Rosy Carrick, Joshua Seigal, Amani Saeed and Nadia Malik.

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Performers

Rosy Carrick

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Rosy Carrick is a writer, performer, translator and compere.

Rosy has a PhD on the poetry of Vladimir Mayakovsky, and has released two books of his work in translation: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (Smokestack, 2017) and Volodya (Enitharmon, 2015).  Her upcoming solo theatre show Passionate Machine is being co-produced by Writers’ Centre Norwich, and her first poetry collection Chokey (Burning Eye Books) is out now.

Based in Brighton, she gives talks, lectures and performances of her work at events and festivals around the world, and develops collaborative projects with other creative artists around the UK. She has been co-host of the Latitude festival poetry stage (now The Speakeasy) since 2010, and is co-curator, alongside Luke Wright, of the Port Eliot festival poetry stage.

Joshua Seigal

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Joshua Seigal is a London-based poet, performer and workshop leader. His most recent book, I Bet I Can Make You Laugh: The Funniest Poems Around, will be released by Bloomsbury in August 2018. His book Little Lemur Laughing (2017) has been longlisted for the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award 2018 and was longlisted for the 2018 BookTrust Letterbox Club Pick. I Don’t Like Poetry (2016) was awarded silver at the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Awards 2017, and was longlisted for the Laugh Out Loud Award 2017.

Joshua has an MA in Writing/Education, and has undertaken a variety of work with schools. He is the Patron of Reading at Fleetville Infant School, an official National Poetry Day Ambassador, and has worked as the Spoken Word Educator at Plashet School (2014 – 2017) and Poet in Residence at Beatrix Potter Primary School (2015- 2016).

His students have produced award-winning poems at the 2015 and 2016 Verse Vs Verse Poetry Slam, shortlisted for the Amnesty International Youth Award for Poetry and the Betjeman Poetry Prize.

His children’s books are published by Bloomsbury and Flying Eye, and he has performed all over the world. He has taken his poetry to the Edinburgh Fringe, the Edinburgh Book Festival, the Cheltenham Literature Festival and the Bath Children’s Literature Festival.

Amani Saeed

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Amani Saeed is a London-born American-British-Indian-Middle-Eastern-etc. spoken word artist. Amani’s poem Jesus Goes Clubbing won the Art UK’s “Art Speaks” competition 2017. Her debut collection, Split, was published in May 2018.

Amani worked with None of the Above to produce Application Status: Pending, which featured at The Roundhouse in October 2017.

She is a member of the poetry collective The Yoniverse and has worked with the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, the BBC and the Huffington Post, among others. Amani’s work brings the big issues to your kitchen table. It explores the crisis cultivated by living between sometimes (but not always) contradictory cultures, blurring the line between masjid and miniskirt. Amani’s poetry has been described as ‘electric’, ‘strident’, and ‘brave’.

Nadia Malik

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Nadia is a performance poet, storyteller, artist and single mum from Catford, London. Whilst not widely known outside of the capital city, Nadia’s short poetry career has landed her spots at various prestigious nights including Split the Atom and Jawdance.

Presented in partnership with John Hansard Gallery, part of the University of Southampton.

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