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Participants: Jay Bernard

Jay Bernard(Photo: Chloe Barton)

Jay Bernard is from London.  She won the Respect Slam in 2004 and the Foyle's Young Poets competition in 2005.  She has read her work on radio shows such as The Verb, The Green Room and the Today Show; and appeared at venues from Trafalgar Square and Shakespeare's Globe, to the Vienna Lit festival in Austria and Bluestockings in New York.  As well as writing poetry, Jay has written a libretto commissioned by the Royal Opera House and has a monthly cartoon strip called Budo.  Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl, her first pamphlet, was recently selected as the Poetry Book Society's pamphlet choice for summer 2008.  Jay is currently poet-in-residence on an allotment in Hampstead.

StAnza 2009 Events:

Fri 20 March | Roddy & The Pilots
Young Poets Reading: Adam O’Riordan, Ben Wilkinson, Abi Curtis, Jay Bernard, Emily Berry MC: Roddy Lumsden
The Town Hall, Queens Gardens – Supper Room

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