Waterstones and Burning Eye are proud to present an evening of poetry from three gloriously different, but equally incisive Burning Eye poets. Burning Eye is a new upstart indie press focusing primarily on performance poetry, or at least on poets that perform. They have heard that Performance Poetry does not transfer to the page, they think this is untrue and intend to prove it!
Agnes Török is an award-winning spoken word performer, author, TED speaker and workshop leader from Stockholm, Sweden. Her work exists at the intersection of art and activism. Török writes, publishes and teaches in two languages about solidarity, mental health, gender based violence, and social change. She has performed on four continents and is currently touring her new book We Need To Talk: solidarity and survivorship.
"Agnes Török speaks out against gender-based violence with an urgency and fluency. Agnes's voice is one that demands to be heard. She, and we, will not be shut up." - Jo Shaw, Dangerous Women Project.
Award-winning performance poet and raconteur Tina Sederholm is an intermittent idealist, reluctant feminist and recovering workaholic. Host of the Bingo Bongo Spoken Word Cabaret in Oxford, she performs all over the country, including the Royal Albert Hall and the Edinburgh Fringe. She has written and performed four solo shows on subjects ranging from food fascism and the compulsion to be good, to how to make friends with money without jumping into bed with it. Her latest show, Everything Wrong With You is Beautiful, is based on her recently published collection of the same name.
Bridget Hart is a DIY punk poet. Her work is biting, witty and surprising as she drags her audience through deftly constructed snippets of real and imagined lives. Navigating through ideas about feminism, mental health and being part of a far from perfect punk scene, Bridget's words will get stuck in your teeth and you'll be picking them out for days.