New performances and commissions by Kathy Pendrill, Richard Marshall, Jacqueline Ennis Cole, Khaled Hakim, Lizzy Turner, Paul Hawkins, Martin Wakefield, Mischa Foster Poole, Saradha Soobrayen, SJ Fowler and Lisa Alexander.

Poem Brut explores the fundamental and innovative potential of what a live poem might be. It asks poets, writers and artists, working in their own traditions, to present new works, made for the night, as performance. These live poems might explore language against space, time, mess, colour, writing, speaking and moving. We aim to expand and embrace what a poem might be by exploring how the mind formulates the writing arts, engaging neurodiverse poets alongside those simply pushing against the walls of traditional literature.

The event will see the launch of Martin Wakefield’s Zugunruhe from Hesterglock Press, alongside a launch for SJ Fowler’s selected collaborations 2014-2019 : Nemeses, from Haverthorn Press.