Jo Bell

Jo Bell is a poet whose work has won awards on both page and stage. Working with the UK's finest poetry talents from Ian McMillan to Jo Shapcott, she's a performer, playwright, project manager, programmer, promoter, producer and a few things that don't begin with P. Jo is former director of the UK's National Poetry Day, sometime programmer for Ledbury Poetry Festival and others, and has broadcast on Radio 4. In short, if it involves poetry she does it.

Jo lives on a narrowboat in the Midlands of England and is the Canal Laureate of the UK, appointed by the Poetry Society and Canal and River Trust. She runs the immensely successful online poetry group 52. Her next collection KITH will be published by Nine Arches Press in spring 2015