We just want to say a big thank you to Sheaf Poetry Festival for a great festival this year and so many great opportunities for young poets. We had Foyle and Cuckoo winner, 16-year-old Georgie Woodhead from Sheffield Young Writers as Young Poet in Residence for the festival alongside established Poet in Residence, Mark Pajak. Warda Yassin, a long term member of the network who attends Hive’s Saturday Poetry group,https://events.ticketsforgood.co.uk/events/1234-sheaf-poetry-festival-the-2017-18-poetry-business-new-poets-prize-winners-pamphlet-launch read from her winning Poetry Business pamphlet with fellow New Poet 2018 winners selected by Kayo Chingonyi.
And on Sunday, there was a Hive showcase of talented young and emerging poets from Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham in the Performance Lab at Sheffield Hallam University. And as luck would have it, we recorded the 1-hour Hive showcase just for you! Enjoy poets: Sile Sibanda, Sundus Yassi, L Worthy, Lauren Green, Lauren Hollingsworth Smith, Louisa Rhodes, Georgie Woodhead & Danae Wellington.
Takes. Your. Breath. Away.
@SheafPoetryFest Young and Emerging Writers showcase from @HiveSouthYorks absolutely nails it. A rollercoaster of emotions wrapped up in beautiful words. Thanks @VickyMWriter for nurturing such brilliant young talents. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/yBecQOK6i1
— Toby Rhodes FRSA (@toby_rhodes) May 19, 2019
All details at sheafpoetryfestival.com