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Hannah Silva

Hannah Silva

Poet, playwright and performer known for her innovative explorations of form, language and voice.

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Hannah Silva is a poet, playwright and performer known for her innovative explorations of form, language and voice. Her debut poetry collection Forms of Protest (Penned in the Margins, 2013) was Highly Commended in the Forward Prizes. She won the Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Drama Script with her verse play Marathon Tales (co-written with Colin Teevan for BBC Radio 3) and has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for Total Man. Her latest work ‘Schlock!’ was commissioned by The Poetry Trust for the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival 2014 and is touring internationally. She has taught for The Poetry School and Apples and Snakes and is Associate Lecturer in Poetry on the BA Creative Writing course at Birkbeck College, University of London.
 
Silva’s texts and performances play on the borders of artforms, drawing on her background in music (Conservatoriam van Amsterdam), choreography (Dartington College of Arts) and theatre (MFA Exeter University). She has shown her work throughout the UK and internationally including at the Tokyo Design Centre, Krikri International Festival of Polyphony in Belgium, Flip Festival in Brazil, Latitude Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Southbank Centre, Sage Gateshead, and the Lowry.

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