Zelda Chappel is one of our favourites. She’s a friend of Listen Softly London, a publisher, a reader, a writer, and so much more – and that is why we’re delighted that she is joining us on Monday 29 February to help us celebrate the extra day of 2016!
Zelda’s poetry has been widely published in both print and online journals with poems appearing in Obsessed with Pipework, Whisker, Eunoia Review, Lunar Poetry, Popshot, Bare Fiction, Prole, Hark Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and Ink, Sweat & Tears amongst many others.
In September 2014, her poem Another Twenty, Another Stone won the Battered Moons Poetry Competition, judged by David Morley. Her poetry was also nominated for this year’s Forward Prize.
Zelda is also sub-editor for Elbow Room, an on-going series of art journals and live events. The Girl in the Dog-tooth Coat is Zelda Chappel’s debut poetry collection about loss and discovery. It’s about the ways we fold our days into a corner to hide from the best of ourselves. Zelda is a phenomenal writer.
‘There’s something about Zelda Chappel’s poetry that manages to pull back the skin and drive straight into the heart more beautifully and eloquently than most contemporary writers we’ve come across. That’s why she’s been published in popshot more times than anyone else.’ Jacob Denno (Popshot Magazine)
Tickets are £3, or £1.50 if you’re taking part in the open mic – and they’re available here.