I’m delighted to be featured poet in the exhibition ‘Wells of Human Kindness’ organised by artist Kazz Morohashi in July 2021 at the Wells Matings. We will be asking people to send us their stories of kindness and then poet Sally Festing and I will be weaving them into a poems commissioned for this exhibition.
As part of this I’ll be hosting two workshops at Alderman Peel High School, one on writing about kindness and one on performance and then we’ll have a public reading at the Wells Matings and a prize giving.
Community projects like this are a joy to work on. They involve listening, researching, creating, collaboration – all of my favourite things. I can’t wait to share my poem with you.
Even though all in person events surrounding the launch of my booklet Lament were cancelled, we did manage to do a socially distanced event at the SeaFever Festival at the Wells Maltings. Here is a recording of my interview and reading with the wonderful Vicky Rangely-Wilson. Watch it here
Here is a reading which was part of the Rough Trade Books Launch on May 7th 2020. The book is available for purchase from http://roughtradebooks.com/editions/lament/ and all profits I receive will be donated to MIND.
My poetry pamphlet Lament will be published by Rough Trade Books in May 2020 and I’m delighted that the virtual launch will be on 6th May 2020 at 6pm London time at http://roughtradebooks.com in their Events section. Here is the publisher’s blurb:
‘Briony Bax leads the reader through the brutal world of mental illness and specifically an account of an individual’s journey with schizophrenia. A world where sections, court rooms, locked wards, tribunals and assessment centres form the backdrop of the daily living of sufferers and caregivers. Through honesty and testimony, it shines a light on the disastrous effects of government austerity measures on the mentally ill.”
You can purchase a copy at http://roughtradebooks.com/editions/lament/ and all money I receive will be donated to MIND. I’m available for readings both virtually and in person after lock down.
Briony Bax is a poet, writer, producer, editor and social activist. She has been the editor of Ambit Magazine since 2013 and produces the quarterly magazine and organises and appears at events including workshops, poetry readings and community poetry events. If you’d like to enquire about booking an event and rates please contact Briony using this site.
Welcome to my new website. I’ll be posting poems, thoughts. events on this site and feel free to contact me with any enquires.