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Jean 'Binta' Breeze: Raise The Bar

  • Balloon Bar, University of Bristol Students' Union 105 Queens Road Bristol, BS8 1LN (map)

In partnership with Apples and Snakes, Bristol Students' Union presents Raise The Bar, their spoken word event featuring a performance by Jean 'Binta' Breeze.

‘The third world girl, at home for a while, sets these attractivepoems in rural Jamaica. Her verandah looks out on the sea, and she goes for a swim most mornings. The collection takes us well beyond the village, the bar across the road, and the men who proposition her. The easy-going voice talks of personal development, celebrates friends and family, comments on mortality, freedom, gender and class. The poet is examining, subtly, a more or less contented return to where her life began.’ – Mervyn Morris

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