Our Poets in Residence for March 2024

Our Digital Poets in Residence this month have been Ruby Lawrence and Tallulah Howarth. During their residency they have been exploring creative multidisciplinary, in conversation and individually in response to collections related to their interests in trees, forests and ecopoetry.

Find out a little more about them below, and keep your eye on the blog for more from both of these poets over the next week.

Ruby Lawrence

Ruby Lawrence (b. 1992, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne) is an artist working with writing, poetry, performance and film. Much of her work explores ecofeminism, kinship, and embodiment.

Theatre credits include The Yellow Wallpaper (adaptation – The Omnibus Theatre, London, 2018) and Pillow Talk (Camden People’s Theare, 2017). She has made two films: Skipping Lunch (Underwire Film Festival nominee 2018) and sounding skin (soundpedro festival 2023).

Ruby’s poetry has been published by Propel, Gutter, The Moth, Pilot Press, Travesties!? and Arboreal. In 2023 she was shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Prize for Performance Poetry, and performed sound poetry as part of Radiophrenia Festival.

She can be found at @ruby_lawrence_o

Tallulah Howarth is a 22-year-old poet and multidisciplinary creative based in Leeds, currently studying an MA in Writing Poetry at Newcastle University. She has forayed into noisemaking with the riot grrrl EP about foraging, ‘Dog Vomit Slime Mould’, and experiments with looping spoken word soundscapes. They have previously had publications in Young Identity’s ‘Ecosystems of Fury’, HEBE Poetry Magazine and Now Then Magazine. In 2019, they were shortlisted in the top five for the BBC Young Writers’ Award. Their work is observational, intimate and politically-motivated. They are particularly passionate about fungi, archives and Polish jazz.

About The Writing Squad

The Writing Squad provides workshops, 1:1 support and investment for young writers.

Their free two year programme is for writers aged 16-21 who live, work or study in the North of England, after which they continue to provide support to writers as they begin their careers.

They have supported 277 writers since 2001.

For more information – www.writingsquad.com