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Wordsmiths & Co. - Zoe Brigley

Presented in partnership with Warwick Arts Centre, Nine Arches Press and Apples and Snakes


The UK’s first live poetry talk show, featuring poets you know from the pages of books and from festival stages. A rare opportunity to witness them sharing stories, poems and opinions as they engage in no-holds-barred conversation right before your widened eyes.

GASP as words are made to perform daring feats of sound and meaning! Shudder as you discover how your favourite poems came to be! Cheer wildly at the apparent humanity of their creators!

This is live poetry. This is not for the faint of heart. This is Wordsmiths & Co.

The Secret was made a UK Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize, an international award for writers under 30. Poems from The Secret won a substantial Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in London.

Zoë has won a translation fellowship from University of East Anglia and a writing bursary from Academi, the Welsh Literature Promotion Agency. She was recently shortlisted in the Arvon International Poetry Competition. She has co-edited an anthology of women’s poetry titledBluebeard’s Wives (2007) with the poet Julie Boden.


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