Midlands Mix-Up with Nafeesa Hamid & Joshua Judson
Wednesday 11th May
7pm - 9.30pm
Nonsuch Studios - 32 Clarendon St, Nottingham NG1 5JD
Incredible Midlands talent headlines our three-part event series.
At Midlands Mix-Up events, two poets from three cities – Nottingham, Derby and Birmingham – showcase their own poetry and nominate a ‘Poet to Watch’ from their hometown to perform alongside them.
Nafeesa Hamid is a writer, workshop facilitator, performer, and creative producer, active since 2012. She was born in Pakistan, bred in Birmingham. Her debut poetry collection Besharam (2018, Verve Poetry Press) was highly commended for the Forward Prizes 2019. She is subsequently published in the Forward Book of Poetry 2020 (2019, Faber Poetry), as well as Forward Poems of the Decade 2011-2020 (2021, Faber Poetry). She is also published in The Things I Would Tell You: British Muslim Women Write, a (2017, Saqi Books) anthology edited by Sabrina Mahfouz.
Nafeesa’s Poet to Watch: Lexia Tomlinson
Joshua Judson is a poet from Nottingham. His work has appeared in publications such as The North, The Rialto, The White Review, and The Tangerine. He has performed his poetry across the UK, as well as in the US and Germany. His debut pamphlet, Gongoozler, is available now from Bad Betty Press.
Josh’s Poet To Watch: Moss Selkin
Hosted by Rebecca Summerscales of GOBS Collective
Show starts 7.30pm