Neuroscience Poetry

Thursday 6th November 8-9pm, The Hume Studio at The Rag Factory.

Dzifa will be headlining with her exploration of how memories are formed. She will be joined by fellow poets – Miriam Nash, Dorothy Lehane, and Jacqueline Saphra.

Miriam Nash’s book of poems, Small Change, is published by flipped eye. She has recently returned from two years in New York as a Fulbright Scholar studying poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and leading creative writing workshops in a women’s prison. She has worked in London, the US and Singapore on projects that bring poetry into people’s lives.

Dorothy Lehane (@LitmusUK) is an Assistant Lecturer in Creative Writing and PhD candidate in Poetry at the University of Kent. Her research explores the perceptual and social experiences of neurological speech conditions. She is the author of Ephemeris (Nine Arches Press, 2014) and her chapbook Places of Articulation is forthcoming with dancing girl press. She is the editor of Litmus Publishing. Her work has recently appeared in HARTS & Minds, Tears in the Fence, and Zone Magazine. She has performed her work at various venues including The Science Museum, BBC Radio Kent, and Sounds New Music Festival.

Jacqueline Saphra is a screenwriter, playwright and poet. Her poems have been frequently anthologised and she has won several awards including first prize in The Ledbury Poetry Competition. She teaches poetry at Morley College and The Poetry School. Her pamphlet, Rock’n’Roll Mamma was published by Flarestack and her collection The Kitchen of Lovely Contraptions (flipped eye) was developed with funding from ACE and nominated for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. An illustrated book of prose poems, If I Lay on my Back I saw Nothing but Naked Women is forthcoming from The Emma Press in 2014.


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