Poet coach Rosy Carrick has teamed up with Ashcroft Arts Centre to create the South East WORDCUP team. Team members come from a range of local schools and WORDCUP2010 is their first poetry slam project. Joining them is Rik Sykes, a rising name on the Brighton poetry scene who will be shadowing Rosy in the run up to the WORDCUP Weekend.
Rosy Carrick is a performance poet based in Brighton. Her eccentric style, dense rhyme structures and forceful imagery have won her international acclaim, as well as firmly cementing her place as one of the UK’s most unusual and exciting contemporary performance poets.
Host of Brighton Hammer and Tongue, one of the UK’s largest spoken word & slam events, she also co-manages and comperes cult movie-themed club extravaganza Trailer Trash!, and performs her poetry at events and festivals around the country. Alongside this, she is currently studying for a PhD in Critical Theory at Sussex University.