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Saturday 15 September
Oliver James Lomax is a 34 year old poet from Bolton, now based in Manchester.
“Oliver is a great poet! Imagine a mix of Simon Armitage, Jarvis Cocker and Alan Bennett all rolled into one, he can do it all and he his defiantly one to watch.” Jeff Townes
Oliver has been poet in residence at The Working Class Movement Library working on poems based on The Peterloo Massacre, Poet in residence with Dylan’s Book Bus at The Laugharne Weekend, Latitude Festival, Greenman Festival and The Goodlife Experience, performing alongside Poets such as Roger Mc Gough, Murray Lachlan Young and Mike Garry.
He has also been poet in residence at The Dylan Thomas Birthplace and was commissioned to write a poem about his stay at the house. He also read at The South Bank Centre as part of Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival. More recently he has performed at The Do Not Go Gentle Festival with Luke Wright Attila The Stockbroker and has read twice at Swansea University as part of the Vernon Watkins retrospective and also supporting Simon Armitage and Daljit Nagra.
He was commissioned to write a poem about the 53 Trees of the Western Road in Sheffield which featured on The One Show.
Last year Oliver published his first collection 18 Poems (published by Dylan’s Salubrious House Swansea) that was illustrated by artist Dan Llewellyn Hall. The book had two launches one in South Wales at The Laugharne Festival and a northern launch at The Portico Library in Manchester.
He has just finished working his second full collection which will be published in spring next year.