Raise the Bar's 'Spotlight' open mic event at Komedia Bath on the 4th Monday of every month.
May's edition will feature Hera Lindsay Bird
’Spotlight’ events have an extended poetry open mic and champion and nurture local artists.
Hera Lindsay Bird
Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet from Wellington, New Zealand. She has an MA in poetry from the International Institute of Modern Letters where she won the 2011 Adam Prize for best folio. Her debut collection Hera Lindsay Bird was published in July 2016 by Victoria University Press and Penguin UK in November 2017, and became a cult bestseller after the poems ‘Monica’ and ‘Keats is Dead…’ went viral. Pamper Me To Hell & Back was selected by Carol Ann Duffy as a Laureate’s Choice and published by the Poetry Society in 2018. She won the Jessie McKay Best First Book Award in 2017, The Sarah Broom Poetry Prize in 2017 and was an Arts Foundation New Generation Laureate in 2017.
“Without doubt the most arresting and original new young poet, on the page and in performance” – Carol Ann Duffy
“The deadpan comic bravado … looks literary decorum in the eye and dares it to blush at her bad-taste metaphors and emotional bull’s-eyes” – Sunday Times