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Sat, 02 Jul



International Spoken Word with Jiye Lee and Matt Broomfield

An inspiring afternoon of poetry and discussion around the work of British Korean poet, Jiye Lee and LQBTQ poet and journalist, Matt Broomfield.

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International Spoken Word with Jiye Lee and Matt Broomfield
International Spoken Word with Jiye Lee and Matt Broomfield

Time & Location

02 Jul 2022, 17:00

Cheadle, 13a Wilmslow Rd, Cheadle SK8 1DW, UK

About the event


Free to attend but we're asking for a pay what you feel contribution with a suggested amount of a fiver. Will be held at nearby community spot 'The Upper Room'.

Fly on the Wall Press is a publisher with a conscience based in Manchester, publishing political, accessible and sustainable books.

About the poets -

Jiye Lee is a British-born Korean poet from Newcastle. Her writing is published / forthcoming in Literary Orphans Journal, Fragmented Voices, and Bandit Fiction Press. As a New Creatives North finalist in 2019, she also has an audio poem forthcoming on BBC sounds.

Aftereffects by Jiye Lee - March 19th 2021

'Aftereffects’ is a moving and lyrical chapbook exploring the subtle reverberations of our lives. Jiye has an extraordinary ability to distil emotion into a few words, and refresh our perceptions of familiar images. Many of the poems experiment with form and manage to be playful and deadly serious at the same time. Alongside contemplations on family interactions and how we are shaped by relationships, Jiye considers more tangible aftereffects, such as those left by war and politics.

Matt Broomfield is a freelance journalist who has published with vice, the independent and new statesman and is a co-founder of the Rojava information centre, the top independent news and research organisation on the ground in north and east syria.

Brave Little Sternums by Matt Broomfield - July 8th 2022

Written during the three years Matt Broomfield spent living and working in the autonomous, Kurdish-led region of Syria known as Rojava, these poems paint a unique picture of the revolution there, from the inside out.

From Broomfield’s own place in the revolution as an ‘internationalist’ volunteer, to the future of the region in the face of war, this collection raises serious questions and seeks to capture of the energy of Rojava, so often overlooked by the primary-coloured propaganda and grey criticism of our media. “The revolution is living, ugly, beautiful, writhing, self-contradictory, hopelessly compromised, and utterly worth fighting for.”

“What Broomfield achieves in ‘brave little sternums ‘ is poetry capable of reaching into volatile spaces while being politically charged and uncomfortable. His voice carries an urgency found only in the writing of witness - erudite, inventive and radical.” - Anthony Anaxagorou

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