Poetry

Poetry

with Susannah Hart and Lisa Kelly

Sun 26 Apr 16:30

From ballads to blank verse and sonnets to slam battles, this event will explore how we take poetry from the page and bring it to life through performance and discussion. Curated by leading poetry society Live Canon, each week offers a platform to guests from different parts of the verse world to come together and share their work in an exciting and enlightening way.

with Susannah Hart and Lisa Kelly

Poets performing

Susannah Hart’s poems have been widely published in magazines and online, including Smiths Knoll, Magma, The North, The Rialto and Poetry London. She has won several prizes for her work and her debut collection Out of True won the Live Canon First Collection Prize in 2018. Susannah is on the board of Magma Poetry. She works as a freelance copywriter and is a long-serving governor at her local primary school. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

Lisa Kelly is a poet and technology journalist. She has single-sided deafness from childhood mumps and is now learning British Sign Language. She is also half Danish. In 2019, she took part in Poetry International at the Southbank, d/Deaf Republic: Poets on d/Deafness and is currently working with Nottingham Trent University on their Dial-a-Poem project for a commission exploring telephony and deafness. She is Chair of Magma Poetry and co-edited the Conversation issue and the Deaf issue. Her first collection, A Map Towards Fluency, was published by Carcanet in 2019. Her poems have appeared in Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches Press) and Carcanet’s New Poetries VII. Her pamphlets are Philip Levine’s Good Ear (Stonewood Press) and Bloodhound (Hearing Eye). She sometimes hosts poetry evenings at the Torriano Meeting House in London, and leads workshops on creative writing.