In Foreword, Chloe Poems introduces thirteen of Manchester’s brightest new talents who lead us by the hand through the emotional and political landscape of a city that boasts the most vibrant performance poetry scene in the UK.

‘A city is many things and made of many components. Sometimes we only hear of a city’s football teams and celebrities, occasionally its politicians and always its riots. I believe we only hear what the media wants to tell us. All cities have secrets and performance poetry is one of the best kept…now we have a chance to hear what these poets want to tell us.’

Foreword includes poetry from Tricia Ashworth, Conor Aylward, Dominic Berry, David Byrne, Lucinda Cardey, Moxy Casimir, Jackie Hagan, Peter Hartey, Anwen Lewis, Amanda Milligan, Matt Panesh, Stephanie Portersmith and Simon Rennie.

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