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The New Stars of Poetry
30 September 2022 at 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm
See three of the UK’s brightest new poets before they hit the big time! Scouse-Yemini poet Amina Atiq, Blackpool-born Anthony Briscoe and Leeds-based T.M/O are the strongest new voices in spoken word.
Amina Atiq is a Yemeni-Scouse poet, performance artist, creative practitioner and award-winning community activist. She was a BBC Words First Finalist 2019 and a Young Associate and anti-racism group member for Curious Minds. Her work can be seen at the Imperial War Museum One Story, Many Voices installation and as part of the Sutton Manor: Just Beyond Reach project. In 2020 she produced a short documentary, Unheard Voices, commissioned by DadaFest capturing the stories of Yemeni shopkeepers in Liverpool. She is working on a new online and print project, Scouse Pilgrimage commissioned by Unity Theatre.
Anthony Briscoe is a Blackpool-born spoken-word performer who focuses on conformity, nostalgia, mental health and society expectations. The poems will explore the different roles people have to take in order work within society and the pressure that comes with it.
T.M/O’s poetryfocuses on connection and exploration of the hypocrises we sit with and fights for us all to express ourselves more. She has been featured in WordsBy, Unicef Next Gen and Thrive Ldns Mental health campaign and has performed at Blur The Lines (Leeds), Moetry and Say No More in London. The Southerner, who currently lives in Leeds, is already working on her debut spoken-word EP.
T talks openly about her turbulent past, and the motivation that gives her to make the future much brighter. She believes we are all the same and if we could communicate, look inward and fit ourselves in this mess we call ‘now’, that the world could change for the better.