Jo Clement Readings

Jo Clement Readings

'Jo Clement writes poems of wonderful imagination, energy, and adventure, combining her magical intelligence with a brilliantly orchestrated language drawn from the words of the Roma and the worlds through which they invisibly travel.’ – David Morley

 

Jo Clement's first collection Outlandish confronts Romantic impressions of British Gypsy ethnicity and lyrically lays them to rest. From Wordsworth to Top Gear, her poems invite us to consider notions of otherness, trespass and craft. Compelled by a brutal Gypsy, Roma and Traveller diasporic legacy, Outlandish tenderly praises the poem-as-protest and illuminates a hidden and threatened culture.

 

FORTHCOMING READINGS

 

Tuesday 31 May, 7pm

Online launch reading by Jo Clement, Sarah Wimbush and Clare Shaw

Join Bloodaxe Books for this launch reading by Jo ClementSarah Wimbush and Clare Shaw celebrating the publication of their new poetry collections.

More details, including the YouTube link and Eventbrite booking page, can be found here.

 

Wednesday 8 June, 7pm (online)

Cheltenham Poetry Festival 2022

Jo will be reading via Zoom with Sarah Wimbush. More event details available here.

 

Sunday 3 July, 3pm

Ledbury Poetry Festival 2022

Jo will be reading alongside Sarah Wimbush as part of the ‘Wagtail Women’ event. This will be live in person and live-streamed. More details coming soon here.

 

Saturday 15 October, 2pm

Berwick Literary Festival 2022

Jo will be reading alongside John Challis and Sarah Wimbush. Further details to be announced here.


[11 May 2022]


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