Applications open for Season Two

BookshelfWE’RE BACK for a second series of Bedtime Stories for the End of the World, this time headlined by leading UK poets Malika Booker, Andrew McMillan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Kei Miller, Helen Mort and Jack Underwood.

We are recruiting for 12 emerging poets to join these poets for series two.

Emerging artists will be commissioned to produce a 5-7 minute poem to feature on the podcast, and closely collaborate with the lead artists. The twelve selected poets will each receive a £300 fee for their work, and travel subsidy is available for writers outside of London.

Preliminary workshops take place in early June and podcasts recorded in late July. There will also be opportunities to perform your work.

If you would like to take part, visit our Apply page.

Series Two announced

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We’re delighted to announce that we are beginning a second series of Bedtime Stories for the End of the World, which will be available in autumn 2019.

Our lead poets will be Malika Booker, Andrew McMillan, Sabrina Mahfouz, Kei Miller, Helen Mort and Jack Underwood. Once again there will are offering paid commissions for 12 emerging poets to take part. Applications will open on 1 April, so check back for more information.

EPISODE TWO: SYMPATHY FOR WILD HORSES

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This week Kayo Chingonyi, Phoebe Stuckes and Kandace Walker are take long walks with lonely monsters. Nyami Nyami looks out on a modern Zambia, Cassandra rips her fishnet stockings, and Boo-Hags stalk the wetlands of the Deep South

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