WordJam at Brighton Fringe


Ros will be participating in WordJam on 18 May 2012 as part of the Brighton Fringe, alongside Pete Hunter, Sally Jenkinson and Rosy Carrick, who curated and will MC the event.

Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/448651305150515/

Ros Barber

Ros is the author of forthcoming verse novel The Marlowe Papers (Sceptre, 2012) and three collections of poetry, the most recent, Material (Anvil 2008), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. An engaging performer, her work on the page has been compared to that of Philip Larkin and Carol Ann Duffy.

This year she will be appearing in the main Brighton Festival Books & Debate programme, at Ledbury and Hebden Bridge Poetry Festivals, and at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Her media appearances include Radio 4’s Poetry Please, Radio 3’s The Verb, and Meridian TV’s arts programme The Frame.
“Ros Barber’s work is exquisitely honed in meter and metaphor — she makes the iambic pentameter sound as if she just invented it. Her voice is an instrument of creativity, intellect and emotion. Her performance at Pure Poetry was one of the most memorable I have seen in fifteen years.”
– Patience Agbabi


Pete Hunter

Peter has been writing poetry every since he can remember, and performing poetry ever since he stumbled across an open-mic night in the back of a pub. Since then poetry has taken him on a journey all around the UK, into Europe and on a tour of America. He has won many poetry slams and performed at many festivals. He has also co-written poetry-themed plays and soundscapes for BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Radio 4 and was a consultant for the Radio 4 National poetry slams and BBC Radio 7’s Stand Up poetry series.

People who have heard him at festivals have said:

“Awesome poems and delivery”

“You restored my faith in poetry and my dad really liked it”

“As the audience’s roars subsided and the clapping slowed, one voice could be heard loud and clear at the front: ‘Best thing I’ve seen all Glastonbury!'”

“That poem you did last night was amazing, I could see it all unfolding in front of my eyes – but I was on acid…”

“I liked the one with all the rhyming”


Sally Jenkinson:

Yes – she is a northern lass, with iron lungs and a heart made from bees’ honey, whose lyrical, surreal, tender poetry makes toes curl and mouths crease into unshakable grins. A poetry coach, front women for an array of the best spoken word nights in the U.K, published writer and all round wonder woman, Sally’s poetry not only separates her out as being a unique voice in the spoken word scene, but as a voice for anyone who has ever looked at the world and wondered how all its magic can be squeezed onto paper and shared out amongst strangers. Come see the woman who has done just that.



Venue: The Writer’s Place, 9-10 Jew Street, Brighton, BN1 1UT

Time: 7.30pm

Tickets: £8/£6

Book tickets here: http://boxoffice.brightonfringe.org/event.aspx?evId=3530&pfId=3633#EventTitle


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