Poetry from Adam Horovitz, the poetry judge in the inaugural Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2014.
It seems fitting to launch the Bare Fiction Prize with a reading by one of our judges, so today we h... Read More...
Adam Horovitz is a poet, journalist and editor. He was born in 1971 in London and raised in Slad, Gloucestershire. He has written poetry since childhood but started to take it seriously in his early 20s, becoming involved initially in the performance poetry scene and appearing at various festivals, including Glastonbury and Cheltenham Literature Festival. He has maintained a strong interest in the presentation and stagecraft of poetry as his career has developed.Horovitz’s debut collection, Turning, was published by Headland in 2011 and he was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2012. He released a memoir, A Thousand Laurie Lees, in 2014 for Laurie Lee’s centenary. He was the Herefordshire poet-in-residence for 2015/16 and one of Ledbury Poetry Festival’s Versopolis poets in 2015. He released an album of poetry and music, Little Metropolis, in 2015 after being commissioned to write a show for the Stroud Fringe Festival. In 2016 he was commissioned by the Pasture-fed Livestock Association to be their poet-in-residence. The resulting book, The Soil Never Sleeps, written after spending a year on four pasture farms, is published by Palewell in January 2018.
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