Jay Bernard

The Sea Road


Jay Bernard is from London and works as a writer and film programmer at BFI Flare (London’s LGBT film festival). They are the author of three pamphlets, The Red and Yellow Nothing (2016), English Breakfast (2013), and Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl (2008); and have been featured in numerous anthologies and magazines, including Ten: The New Wave, and Out of Bounds: Black British Writers. Jay won the 2017 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry for Surge which investigated the New Cross Fire of 1981 and what it meant for the West Indian migrants and activists involved.