WORD! with Robert Hamberger and Teagan Buckley

  • This PAST event happened on: Thu, Sep 28, 2023

  • Venue:Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road, LE1 7HA
  • Time:7:30pm
  • Cost:£4 / £7
  • Web Address:https://www2.le.ac.uk/hosted/attenborougharts/whatson

  • Join us for a Pride Special and first WORD! of the season - with experienced social worker turned award winning poet - Robert Hamberger, plus WORD!s own Teagan Buckley.

    Robert Hamberger is a multi-award winning poet who has been shortlisted and highly commended for Forward prizes, appearing in the Forward Book of Poetry 2020. He has been awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship - and featured in The Guardian, The Observer, The Spectator, New Statesman, Gay Times - and many more. He has been included in British, American, Irish and Japanese anthologies. He has published six poetry pamphlets and four full-length collections. Blue Wallpaper (Waterloo Press) was shortlisted for the 2020 Polari Prize. His prose memoir with poems A Length of Road: finding myself in the footsteps of John Clare was published by John Murray in 2021. 

    Teagan Buckley (BA, MA) is a teaching-qualified illustrator and poet from Leicester, England. She is influenced by studies in Film and her experience of disability as someone with cerebral palsy. She is a fan of cartoons, coffee and music. During studies, she has been profoundly affected by using ideas of magic in literature and creativity, disruptive tales, and surrealism.

    To perform as part of the open mic and/or workshop with Robert, 4.30-6.30pm – email: [email protected] Please let us know of any access needs.

    Praise for Robert: 

    ‘A transformational experience…Robert’s account of his journey - part travelogue, part confessional - is profoundly moving,’  (Choice magazine, July 2021) 

    “The writing shimmers with compassion... I can think of few poets whose work is so consistently moving.” - John mcCullough

    “Robert Hamberger writes remarkably sensuous poetry, creating its own memorably forceful, dynamic encounter of body and spirit.” - Mark Doty