Naomi Foyle | Current Events
Nov 28th 2021. Reading the William Blake poem ‘The Little Girl Lost’, Naomi appears in the film Visions of Innocence and Experience, live screened today at BlakeFest21 for William Blake’s birthday!
Dec 4th & 5th 2021. Winter Words. Naomi will be reading her own poetry and seasonal favourites at this Christmas Festival at Petworth House, Sussex, 11-3 each day. The event is free but normal admission prices apply to the House.
March 6th 2022. Angela Carter: A Radical Prescience? A one-day symposium, live and online at the University of Chichester, on the work of the preeminent British fantasy writer, co-organised by Naomi for the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction. Submissions open until Nov 30, full guidelines here.
Recent Events, Interviews & Features
Nov 2021. Naomi was a featured poet at Bright Scarf, a monthly poetry and music event held at The Belfry, Overstrand, Norfolk.
Oct 2021. Naomi read her winning poem ‘The ADHD Gardener’ at the Bristol Cathedral Poetry and Faith: Conversations About Diversity poetry festival.
July 2021. The launch of Importents, Naomi Foyle’s new poetry pamphlet from Waterloo Press.
Jan 2021. The launch of melt by Sarah Hymas and Blood and Water / ọbara na mmiri by Catherine Okoronkwo, two titles that Naomi Foyle edited for Waterloo Press. Both books available here.Oct
2020: A poem, ‘Made from fibres not readily penetrated’, read on NER Out Loud, the New England Review podcast, with poems by Sasha Dugdale, Seni Seneviratne and Shazea Quraishi, from a feature on British poets guest edited by Marilyn Hacker.
Oct 2020: LIT UP launch. The Zoom launch of Breathe Before Thought by Uzmah Ali, I Want to Be the One You Think About at Night by Arun Jeetoo and tenderhead. by Jay Delise, three new titles Naomi edited for LIT UP, Waterloo Press’s mentoring and publishing scheme for emerging poets of colour. All books available here!
June 2020: Two poems, ‘Made from fibres not readily penetrated’ and ‘Minor Key/hole’ published in New England Review Vol 41 #2, in a feature on British poets edited by Marilyn Hacker.
July 2020: Announcement of the Winners of the Mairtín Crawford Awards for Poetry and Short Story. Naomi co-judged the Poetry Award with Moyra Donaldson.
Mon May 25 2020: LOCKDOWN Brixton BookJam (UK). A Zoom event.
Mar 21 2020 BSFA VECTOR Reading Series: Solidarity Salon #8. Livestreamed Science Fiction readings for Lockdown, archived on FB by the BSFA. I read a short story, the space operetta ‘Hebe’s Ocean’.
May 6th 2020: ‘Belfast Poet Mairtin Crawford Remembered’. My article about Mairtin Crawford and his poetry, published on the BBC Radio Ulster website after my appearance on The Culture Cafe with Marie-Louise Muir.
April 30 2020: Matt’s Art Chat #17. An interview with Prague-based Matt Micucci, covering the pandemic, poetry, SF, puppet theatre, and Boris Johnson’s soul (about which, sadly but predictably, I was wrong!)
April 28 2020: ‘Ma’at’s Feather’. Celebrating National Poetry Month in the US, I was featured on Tattoosday, a Brooklyn-based Tattoo blog.
April 27 2020: Monday Night Poetry at KGB Bar (NYC). A Zoom event, though unfortunately the recording did not work.
Mar 27 2020: Chichester Poetry Online Open Mic. Guest Reader. Featuring the poems ‘If It Is a War’ and ‘The Cancer Breakthrough’ from Adamantine.
Mar 2 2020: Poem of the Week: ‘Winterpause’ by Naomi Foyle, published in the Guardian with an appreciative essay by Carol Rumens.
Dec 31 1999: ‘reQuesting’ from Adamantine published by Poetry Daily (US).