Monday 12 October 2009

The New Poetry Lab

We here at the NHL always look for new ways to do our thing. And the appointment of our first poet laureate, Pam Thompson, is one of those things which we hope will help us look away from history as being presented as true prose only at all times. Pam is one of Leicester's most prominent poets, who has published several volumes of which her most recent was The Japan Quiz (Redbeck Press, 2009).
Pam works as a Senior Lecturer in Academic Professional Development at DMU and has just started a PhD which involves investigating her own creative processes and those of others, and producing a collection of poetry. Pam also works as a freelance poet and am one of the organisers of Word!, Leicester's longest running spoken-word event, which takes place at The Y Theatre on the first Tuesday of every month.
She'll be attending sessions as she can and presenting poems at a number of occasions. Pam is also a pink writer on this blog, and will be contributing here soon. Watch out for a touch of poetry on these pages!