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National Maritime Museum
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Join award-winning poet Jenny Mitchell for an afternoon performance of stimulating poems that take us across land, sea and time to look at historical legacies and modern vulnerabilities.

She will share work from her three prize-winning collections, Her Lost Language, Map of a Plantation and Resurrection of a Black Man.

About the event

This event will introduce Jenny's latest collection Resurrection of a Black Man, which was featured on the US podcast, Poetry Unbound.   

It will also include an Open Mic session for new and experienced writers. To sign up to read on the day, please contact: learning@rmg.co.uk

This event will take place in the Seminar Room on the ground floor of the National Maritime Museum. Light refreshments will be provided. 

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About Jenny Mitchell

Jenny Mitchell won the Gregory O’Donoghue Prize 2023 for a single poem. She is also the winner of the Poetry Book Awards 2021 for her second collection, Map of a Plantation, which is on the syllabus at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Her best-selling, prize-winning debut collection, Her Lost Language, was one of Poetry Wales' 44 poetry books for 2019.

Her latest collection, Resurrection of a Black Man, contains three prize-winning poems and is featured on the US podcast Poetry Unbound. She’s won numerous competitions, is widely-published and has recently performed at the Houses of Parliament.

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