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: 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

Leics LGBT Centre Youth poetry contest winners

(featured image: Unsplash) The lovely folks from Leicester LGBT Centre invited me to judge their latest poetry contest for members of their social youth groups First Out (13-15 yrs), T Party (13-18 yrs trans kids) and Jump (16-18). The topic Continue reading Leics LGBT Centre Youth poetry contest winners

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

Book Review: Dean Atta – The Black Flamingo

Featured picture: Kings Place. The first Young Adult verse novel in Dean Atta’s catalogue, feels like a warm hug to my inner child, inner teenager, inner baby queer. We grow through over 300 pages (over three hours as an audiobook Continue reading Book Review: Dean Atta – The Black Flamingo

Man on the Moon

Heyy, I had a lovely workshop at Everybody’s Reading Festival and would definitely do it again. The festival is still going on this month and you should go to the events. Particularly looking forward to the Black History Month Special Continue reading Man on the Moon