Poetry Jamboree Big Zoom Jam 2

The second Poetry Jamboree will take place on Sunday March 21st

at 6.30pm – 8.30pm GMT


Featuring readings and performances by

Kelvin Corcoran

Tom Jenks

Fran Lock

Lila Matsumoto

Simon Smith


To attend, here is the link to the Zoom session:



The Performers

Kelvin Corcoran lives in Brussels. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, including New and Selected PoemsFor the Greek Spring from Shearsman, and most recently Facing West, 2017, the Medicine Unboxed sponsored Not Much To Say Really, 2017, Article 50, 2018, Below This Level, 2019, The Republic of Song, Free Verse Editions/Parlor Press, 2020, and Orpheus Asymmetric, 2020. The sequence ‘Helen Mania’ was a Poetry Book Society choice, and the poem ‘At the Hospital Doors’ was highly commended by the Forward Prize jury 2017. His work is the subject of a study edited by Professor Andy Brown, The Poetry Occurs As Song, 2013. He edited an account of the poetry of Lee Harwood in Not The Full Story: Six Interviews with Lee Harwood, 2008. In addition, his poetry has been commissioned to accompany travelling Arts Council exhibitions of British modernist art. He has collaborated with various musicians and composers including Tria Kalistos and the Jack Hues Quartet, producing the CD A Thesis on the Ballad. His work has been anthologised in the UK and the USA and translated into Greek and Spanish. He is the guest editor of the Shearsman poetry magazine.



Tom Jenks‘ latest book is A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions (if p then q) 2018 and his next will be Pack My Box with Five-Dozen Liquor Jugs, a pangrammatic novel with Catherine Vidler, due from Penteract Press in November. His work has recently appeared in Perverse, Litter, The Poetry Review and The Penguin Book of Oulipo, edited by Philip Terry. He edits zimZalla, a small press specialising in literary objects. http://zshboo.org

Fran Lock is a some-time itinerant dog whisperer, the author numerous chapbooks and seven poetry collections, most recently Contains Mild Peril (Out-Spoken Press, 2019) and Ruses and Fuses (Culture Matters, 2019), the last in a trilogy of works with collage artist Steev Burgess. Fran has recently completed her Ph.D. at Birkbeck College, University of London, titled, ‘Impossible Telling and the Epistolary Form: Contemporary Poetry, Mourning and Trauma’. She is an Associate Editor at Culture Matters, where she is now reading submissions for a new anthology themed around poverty and resistance. She edits the Soulfood column at Communist Review. Her eighth collection, Hyena! is due from Poetry Bus Press this summer.

As author: Flatrock (Little Episodes, 2011) The Mystic and the Pig Thief (Salt, 2014) Laudanum Chapbook Anthology: Volume Two (Laudanum, 2017) Muses and Bruises (Culture Matters, 2017) Dogtooth (Out Spoken Press, 2017) Ruses and Fuses (Culture Matters, 2018) Triptych (Poetry Bus Press, 2019) Raptures and Captures (Culture Matters, 2019) Contains Mild Peril (Out Spoken Press, 2019)

As Editor: Witches, Warriors, Workers: An anthology of contemporary working women’s poetry (Culture Matters, 2020)

Lila Matsumoto‘s publications include Urn & Drum (Shearsman, 2018) and a recent piece for Futch Press: https://www.futchpress.info/post/imitation-of-life. Her second collection of poetry is forthcoming from Prototype this year. She lives and teaches in Nottingham. https://lilamatsumoto.com/

Simon Smith is a poet and translator who lives in London. His last three books appeared in 2018: The Books of Catullus (Carcanet), DAY IN, DAY OUT(Parlor Press) and some Municipal Love Poems (Muscaliet). Since March 2020 he has been working on a new book, Midnight Arks. Selections from this work appeared as part of “The Quarantine Notebooks” project: https://www.muscaliet.co.uk/the-quarantine-notebooks/ and at The Fortnightly Reviewhttps://fortnightlyreview.co.uk/2021/02/smith-echo-star/




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