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The Next Generation of Poets 2014
Running time: approximately 90 minutes including interval Suitable for all The Poetry Book Society presents up to four poets from the Next Generation Poets 2014. This evening is part of a major national promotion featuring 20 of the most exciting new poets who have published their first collection in the last decade, reading with local special guest Hayley Green. New Generation Poets including Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and 18 others established Next Generation Poets in 2004, which helped to bring to prominence the successive group of rising poets including Paul Farley, Robin Robertson and Alice Oswald. Hayley Green Hayley is a spoken word poet and educator. She has been a member of the Mouthy Poets since 2013.. Hayley has produced and directed 4 spoken word shows at the Nottingham Playhouse and is currently producing a nationwide tour. She was the Nottingham Poetry Society's Slam Champion 2014, has shared the stage with world renowned poets including Lemn Sissay, Patience Agbabi and John Agard, and performed at events and festivals across the country. Hayley facilitated a yearlong spoken word intervention programme in Djanogly City Academy from 2013-2014 and is currently the lead poet on a creative writing initiative in Arnold Hill Academy that will run until July 2015.