John Hegley, Bohdan Piasecki and Afrodita Nikolova are coming to the Poetry&Words stage!

Hey – hey – happy Tuesday….. to YOU!

I am Dominic Berry, poet and Glastonbury Festival Poetry&Words blogger, here to share some good stuff about three more of the glorious artists coming to perform with us this year!

John Hegley

Peace Love and Potatoes…. An entertainment for adults, the odd 9-yr old and all in between: a mandolin-accompanied in-tent experience. Expect verses, letters and songs and tales of Daleks, deckchairs, dignity, Scottish Country dancing and keeping an eye on your luggage during train journeys.

Bohdan Piasecki 

Bohdan Piasecki is a poet from Poland based in Birmingham. A committed performer, he has taken his poems from from underground Tokyo clubs to tramways in Paris, from niche podcasts to BBC Radio.

Back in 2003, Bohdan founded the first poetry slam in Poland. He moved to the UK a few years later to get a degree in poetry translation and now lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.

Afrodita Nikolova

Afrodita was selected as part of the Versopolis platform for emerging European poets, and her publications include a trilingual poetry chapbook ‘Midnight Reading’ (2016) following an award-winning poetry collection ‘Bewitching’ (2010) in Macedonian language. In 2015 she won the “Enhalon” prize at the International festival “Struga Poetry Evenings”. After winning the poetry slams in the Balkans, she reached the finals of the European Poetry Slam Championship, Sweden, and semi-finals of the World Poetry Slam Championship.

….. What a feast of word-slingers, right?!

Stay tuned to our blog where next time, I will be writing about this year’s epic good poster, the super artist behind it, and the two totally tremendous Scottish poets who are not only performing themselves but hosting this year’s Poetry&Words Glastonbury Festival *POETRY SLAM*…..!

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