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Words and Jazz

Zena Edwards
Zena has toured internationally as a singer, poet, director and project developer working with filmmakers, choreographers, visual artists and musician such as Babaa Maal, Hugh Masekela & Larry Willis, Soweto Kinch, HKB Finn, Pops Mohamed, The Last Poets and Femi Temowo. She has become known as one the most unique voices of  performance poetry to come out of London, was nominated for the Arts Foundation Award for Performance Poetry 2007, the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowship Award 2017, and won the Hidden Creatives Award 2012, for Youth Engagement through the Arts.
Diana Pooley
Diana Pooley was born a long time ago in the outback of Queensland. She has been involved in the visual arts all her life, and in writing poetry as well this century. Her book  ‘Like This’ (Salt) came out a few years ago and she has been published in Poetry Review, Poetry London and other magazines, and won some awards. 
Alex Bell
Alex Bell’s pamphlet Bad Luck Woman was published by Eyewear in December 2016. Her work has appeared in Magma, The Rialto, The Quietus, and Poetry Wales among other places.
Tom Bland
Tom Bland is a born writer and an accidental performance artist, who according to legend was raised by clowns.
Fini Bearman
Singer Fini Bearman is well known to London audiences, with a wit and energy to her singing, as heard in her interpretations of Porgy and Bess.
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