Shoreham Wordfest: Pighog Poetry feat. Grace Nichols
Pighog comes to Shoreham: one of Brighton’s longest-running live poetry nights, bringing new and established poets together for readings and discussion.
The evening includes the always popular Pighog Open Mic, giving audience members the chance to get up and read their poems, as well as four of the best prize-winning, published poets writing now in Sussex:
Grace Nichols: “Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean.” ~ Gwendolyn Brooks
Jackie Wills: “Darkly British, surreal and elegant, takes on big issues in a personal way… the voice is tight and strong.” ~ Mslexia (Jan 2004)
John McCulloch: Popular for his original and alternative take on the world, “sensuous, saucy, playful and tender.” ~ Salt
Tess Jolly: “[Shoreham’s own] vivid intelligent insistent poems… exploring love, childhood, parenting, sickness and hope.” ~ Charlotte Gann
For the open mic – bring your own poem(s): 2 min slots, first-come-first-served.
Pighog, the award-winning publisher based in Brighton, aims to deliver ground-breaking experiences of spoken and written word. Poetry is at the heart of everything they do.