Poetry @ The Ivory
There are slots available for other poets who will include a poem from a poet of African origin to read alongside their own work. Get in touch with Jacqueline if you are interested.
Kokumo was raised in the Fife village of Cowdenbeath, and hers was the only black family in the area. In the mid 1990's she was diagnosed as dyslexic and soon after she fulfilled her ambition to become a performance poet. She describes herself as an African/ Asian/Scottish writer and performance poet, and has performed in the UK, USA, India and Africa. Her collections include Bad Ass Raindrop and Stolen from Africa.
Tawona is from Zimbabwe, born to a large family with strong traditional roots. In 2005 he co-founded ‘Seeds of Thought’ group that aims to promote sharing of cultures through poetry, music, visual art. Tawona’s work explores less commonly known perspectives in an attempt to balance the sometimes negative associations made with Africa, past and present. His poetry has appeared in publications, exhibitions and postcards in Glasgow and England.
Jacqueline will be stopping organising and presenting Poetry@The Ivory after our 9th November event with Headliner Liz Niven to focus on completion of the Creative Writing-MLitt. at Glasgow Uni and to work with the Scottish Writers’ Centre since recently being elected Chair. So, if there is anyone out there who is keen to take on the Ivory from December send her an email.
Wednesday 12 October 7pm @ The Ivory, Queens Park
Labels: spoken word