I am The Tower of London's Poet in Residence and throughout the year, I will be curating: CONFESSIONS — a new strand of performances designed for adult audiences. For each show, key themes are pulled out of events that occurred in the Tower’s 1,000 year history and contemporary poets and performers will create new pieces of in response. This is an opportunity to showcase stories and characters from history, to reframe and examine common, human themes that still resonate today.
This event’s theme is Justice and will feature newly commissioned and a selection of older pieces of work from: Hannah Lowe, Chibundu Onuzo, Richard Scott and myself.
Hannah Lowe is a poet and researcher. Her first poetry collection Chick (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection. She has also published three chapbooks: The Hitcher (Rialto 2012); R x (sine wave peak) 2013); and Ormonde (Hercules Editions 2014) and a family memoir Long Time No See (Periscope, 2015). She teaches Creative Writing at Brunel University and is the current poet in residence at Keats House.
Chibundu Onuzo is the author of two novels, The Spider King’s Daughter (2012) and Welcome to Lagos (2017) She has won a Betty Trask Award and been nominated for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Encore Award.
Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet 'Wound' (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem 'crocodile' won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho (Faber & Faber) is his first book.
Venue: Tower of London
Address: Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB
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