Nottingham Green Hustle and a poetry video

lineup from Green Hustle, including Gobs poetry

Writing this right after my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Feeling exhilirated and joyful at the moment. Still aware the storm isn’t gone yet and I need to wait some time for the defenses to get properly strong, but Continue reading Nottingham Green Hustle and a poetry video

NEW INTERVIEW: Fourth Floor: Level A Poetry Series

Level A Fourth Floor Poetry Series: Cynthia Rodríguez Juárez.

Here’s a very deep interview I had with Bertie Gmaj from Fourth Floor, a London-based arts and culture platform. I also do a reading of my poem “Role Model Citizen” from my collection Meanwhile (Burning Eye Books, 2020). Go there, read and listen. Continue reading NEW INTERVIEW: Fourth Floor: Level A Poetry Series

NEW GIG: Gobs Collective Showcase ft. Casey Bailey

This is on Saturday and you should come. The films and performances are of such a high caliber. Art, passion, determination, so many different and valuable visions we can’t wait to share with you. From the FB event:  Join the Continue reading NEW GIG: Gobs Collective Showcase ft. Casey Bailey

NEW GIG: Raze Collective Poetry Performance Power

This Saturday 6th March 5pm GMT I’ll be reading some poetry on Raze Collective‘s Instagram account. A lot of lovely queers will be doing the same through the weekend, so watch out. Saturday Cynthia Rodríguez JuárezZain Baweja1990s ChrisMaz Hedgehog Sunday Continue reading NEW GIG: Raze Collective Poetry Performance Power

NEW GIG: Find the Right Words Poetry Podcast

Cynthia, a mid-fat light brown person with curly brown hair and black-rim glasses, stands on a stage behind a microphone stand holding an open notebook in her hands. She wears a green polka dot dress, a red and gold flowery scarf, a bracelet and a red cardigan. Some blue fairy lights and the letters "FTRW" can be seen on the background.

While measures continue to control the spread of COVID-19, Find the Right Words has continued its majestic labour of sharing poetry love in Leicester (and now beyond!) as a poetry podcast. I coheadlined the September issue with Emily Harrison (I can’t sleep ’cause my bed’s on fire). It all feels very homecoming. Continue reading NEW GIG: Find the Right Words Poetry Podcast

Alone Together. Ep 2: Arboretum

Adrian B. Earle (ThinkWriteFly) is one of the most active creators and promoters of poetry in the Midlands. VerseFirst is his multimedia portal in which through podcasts and videos he showcases voices from fellow poets across the region. His latest Continue reading Alone Together. Ep 2: Arboretum

Leicester Poetry from home

One of the things I miss from the outside world is spoken word open mic nights. Fortunately, some of my fave nights in Leicester have found a way for us to keep talking, keep listening and keep connecting from quarantine Continue reading Leicester Poetry from home