As most of you will know by now, the Eel is based in the River Humber at Hull. She is pleased to introduce Jackie Nerney and Jim Higo who, like the Eel, also spend their spare time rocking Hull's poetry scene. Jackie and Jim are not only here to provide their take on what they look for in submissions to their fabulous poetry anthology called Incandescent, they are also here to talk about performing poetry to a live audience and the best ways of overcoming nerves. To read Jackie and Jim's interview for yourselves check them out in the Guest Bloggers section.
Jackie Nerney is a writer, editor and hypnotherapist. Jackie previously taught creative writing in prisons and has co-edited a number of magazines and editorials. Jackie organises and runs the “Away With Words” open mic night and is Editor in Chief of Incandescent Poetry.
Jim Higo is a writer, poet and performer from Hull. He wrote and performed a one man play at the Edinburgh Festival in 2010. He is a poetry slam winner and his work has been published in a number of anthologies. This year he has performed his poetry comedy show “That’s Not How You Spell Pedantic” at the Edinburgh and Ilkley Festivals. A DVD of his work titled “Lazy Poetry Slag” will be released in December 2012. He also hosts a monthly open mic night “Away With Words” at Union Mash Up in Hull.