Established poets, Dr Owen Lowery and Sally Edwards come together for an evening of literature and creative word.
Owen Lowery is a highly respected poet, performer, academic, and reviewer. His two acclaimed collections published by Carcanet press, Otherwise Unchanged (2012), and Rego Retold (2015) have been critically acclaimed. Owen is famed for integrating his ventilator into his performances.
Focusing on the theme of “escape”, Owen’s performance begins with poems about the places he’s had to escape from, and gradually moves on to those that mean the world to us – the ones that we want to escape to. Owen will round off the evening with works focusing on his personal life – his marriage, family relationships and interests.
Cate Jacobs is a poet living with HIV. She was a columnist for Positively Women magazine for 11years and her poetry was first published as part of the DaDaFest project “Shelf Life” after which she went on to do a degree in Imaginative writing at JMU. Her poems have been published in various anthologies and her first collection “Climbing Mountains in the Dark” was published by Headland in 2009 and is currently available on Amazon Kindle. She writes about love, loss and the human experience. She also writes occasional reviews for DAO. This is her first time on a DaDaFest stage!