20 Minute Poetry: The Bristol Poetry Institute Zoom Readings

In March, the BPI will be hosting a series of short Zoom readings. Take a poetry break with us Tuesday evenings and enjoy an opportunity to hear Holly Corfield Carr, Suzannah V. Evans, and Jack Thacker share their recent work.

6pm Tues March 9                    Holly Corfield Carr                    

6pm Tues March 16                  Suzannah V. Evans 

6pm Tues March 23                  Jack Thacker

Register in advance for these events via Zoom.

Our Readers

Holly Corfield Carr (photo Ellen Wilkinson) makes poems, publications and performances, most recently for the Hayward Gallery, BBC Radio 4 and a passenger ferry called Matilda. Her work has received the Frieze Writer’s Prize and an Eric Gregory Award and she is currently a Research Fellow in English at Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge. Previous fellowships and residencies include the Henry Moore Institute, the Wordsworth Trust, Spike Island and the National Trust. Her latest publications, Subsong and Indifferent Cresses, were both published by the National Trust in 2018.


Suzannah V. Evans (photo Sophie Davidson) has published poems in ENGLISH, The London MagazineThe Scotsman, and Carcanet’s New Poetries VIII, with others broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol. She has read her work at Keats House, London, where she organised Keats House: New Poets, for York Literature Festival and StAnza Poetry Festival, and at Underfall boatyard in Bristol, where she was poet in residence in 2019. She is the winner of the 2020 Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Experiment and of a 2020 Northern Writers’ Award from New Writing North. Her debut double-pamphlet Marine Objects / Some Language was published in April 2020 with Guillemot Press; her second pamphlet, Brightwork, is forthcoming with the same press in May 2021.


Jack Thacker (photo Deborah Lam) was born in 1989 and brought up on a farm in Herefordshire. He studied English at the University of York and completed a PhD at the University of Bristol. His poetry has appeared in numerous print and online magazines, including PN ReviewStandBlackbox ManifoldThe Clearing and Caught by the River, as well as on BBC Radio 4. In 2016, he won the Charles Causley International Poetry Competition. He has been the writer in residence at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading and more recently at Lighthouse, Poole. His debut pamphlet-length collection is Handling (Two Rivers Press, 2018). He is currently Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Critical Poetics at Nottingham Trent University.



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