A Lovely Word ft. Jess Green
Monday 9 January, from 7.30pm
Jess Green guest headlines A Lovely Word having performed at Glastonbury, Latitude, Bestival and the Edinburgh Fringe. In 2014 her poem, Dear Mr Gove received viral attention on YouTube and has now had more than 300,000 views.
“Punchy, she struck a chord”
The poem was taken from her critically acclaimed poetry and music show, Burning Books which she performs with her band Jess Green and the Mischief Thieves. Burning Books received a host of five star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2015 and was toured nationally at the end of last year.
“Brilliant. Her words have certainly struck a chord with teachers”
Her first collection of the same name was published by Burning Eye Books in September 2015 and was shortlisted for the East Midlands Book Award 2016. She has written for Channel 4 and the BBC and her work has received acclaim from artists such as Josie Long and Scroobius Pip. She is now working on her first full length play.
“Somehow Jess manages to be hard hitting in a way that’s so subtle you don’t realise until the bruise come up”
A Lovely Word is a monthly open mic night for poets. Sign up for a slot on the second Monday of every month at the Everyman Bistro from 7.30pm.
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