Diversion @ Ledbury Poetry House

Fri 2 Jun 2023
7:00pm - 10:00pm | Ledbury Poetry House - Event has now taken place.

Diversion @ Ledbury Poetry House
Ticket Price £8 includes a drink
Open mic slots – sign up on the door on arrival

Elvis McGonagall Stand-up poet, comedian and broadcaster, armchair revolutionary and walking shortbread tin, Elvis McGonagall resides at The Graceland Caravan Park somewhere in the back of beyond where he scribbles satirical verse whilst drinking malt whisky and listening to Johnny Cash.

A deftly witty wordsmith, sharp and subversive but not afraid to be plain daft, Elvis has been spitting his scurrilous diatribes against the powers that be since 2003. And look at the state of the world now. So that’s nineteen years of futile ranting. Elvis McGonagall’s meteoric rise to glittering showbiz obscurity continues apace – destined perhaps to remain a complete and utter cult but huge in North Korea. www.elvismcgonagall.co.uk

“Righteous ire, directed at very deserving targets….McGonagall’s verses are shot through with a moral umbrage and rhetorical power” (Brian Logan, The Guardian

Photo credit : Anna Mcarthy

Emma Clowsley
Launching her debut pamphlet ‘Don’t forget your toothbrush’, Emma is a performance poet, whose love of rhymes and clean knickers has led her onto the stage today. Through her lived experience,  Emma uses poetry to explore relationships, boundaries, and what it means to be a woman who loves women.
Emma’s pamphlet is out 26th May 2023 (Flight of the Dragonfly Press).

“These poems will leave you blushing, brazen and breathless” (Cathy Carson)


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