Poetry Society Futures: Featuring 3 exciting young poets, plus an Open Mic opportunity!

Sat 21 Oct 2023
3:00pm - 5:00pm | Ledbury Poetry House - Event has now taken place.

The Poetry Society showcases three of the most exciting young poets to have emerged through talent development programmes such as it’s National Poetry Competition.

The readings will be followed by an open mic and all are welcome to sign up on the day. Drinks on offer for a donation.

Charlotte Shevchenko Knight is a poet of both British and Ukrainian heritage. Her pamphlet Ways of Healing was a winner of the New Poets Prize. Shevchenko Knight is a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University and is based in York. She is a recipient of an Eric Gregory Award for her debut collection Food for the Dead, which is forthcoming with Jonathan Cape in 2024.


Tife Kusoro is a Nigerian-British writer and performer. She is a graduate of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective, The Writing Squad, and has a BA in English Literature from the University of Leeds. As well as writing poetry, she also writes plays for stage and screen.


Eric Yip (葉晉瑋) was born and raised in Hong Kong. His poems appear in The Poetry Review, Magma, The Adroit Journal, and Best New Poets. He won the 2021 National Poetry Competition and was shortlisted for the 2023 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem – Written. He is currently based in Cambridge, UK, where he studies.

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