Profile:Caroline Burrows / VerseCycle

Caroline Burrows / VerseCycle


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Caroline Burrows @VerseCycle is a writer of poetry, prose: fiction and non-fiction. Her poems range thematically from cycling; trying to be environmentally friendly; to love and heartbreak; and depression and anxiety, while her flash fiction, short stories include comedy, speculative fiction, and fairy tales. Her most recent poetry commission #ChattertonRises for Glenside Hospital Museum with Bristol Festival of Ideas #APoeticCity aims to challenge stereotypes associated with mental health, and continues on from the previous commission ‘#PoetryHelps: Suicide Awareness & Prevention’. Her eco ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ video poems were exhibited at Warrington’s Contemporary Art Exhibition 2020. She has been published by Cycling UK online & Cycle UK Magazine; in The 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology; The Wilfred Owen Association Journal, Cycle UK Magazine, The Lancaster One Minute Monologue 2019 collection, the Bristol Festival of Ideas website, The Rainbow Poems: Remembrance Edition, The Sunday Tribune , short-listed for the Nature in the Air 2020 Poetry Competition, and longlisted for Penguin Write Now 2020. Her #BristolBikeBard poems have been featured by Bristol 24/7, Bristol Life Magazine and been played on BBC Radio Bristol. She has been featured on The Open Collab’s Monthly Poetry and Music live shows, the Sprocket Podcast (Ep: 548); Cycling Europe Podcast (Ep: 13), Bike Life: The Warmshowers Foundation Cycling podcast, on Spoken Label Poetry podcast, and on Poets Unplugged on Spotify. She has also been a speaker at The Cycle Touring Festival and Explorers Connect, and performed at the 2020 Lancaster Arts in the Park (virtual) Festival. She has an MA in Creative Writing, teaches poetry and creative writing workshops, and regularly performs her work live.
More of her work can be found under the name VerseCycle on YouTube/Facebook/Twitter/IG.

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Thank you @Cotesbach  where my second on the road gig happened, and I taught a nature sketching & poetry writing wor… 


My Tomato Haiku was highly commended for the 2022 Tomato Art Fest Haiku Contest! Hurrah!!!!! And thank you X 🍅🍅… 


Thank you everyone @Trad_Cycle_Shop  in#StratfordUponAvon  who supported + came to my#CyclePoet  show. I'm so glad I… 


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