‘…brightly illuminated language and tender attentiveness to the world
(… and a great deal of humour).’
– Andrew Motion.
Mostly, it’s just me and the microphone. All sorts of poems. Most subjects. Traditional and contemporary forms portraying the heartfelt or flippant, passionate or witty, or prodding at tyrants and hymning the ordinary and the good.
I welcome opportunities to collaborate with individuals, couples, families and celebrants of all persuasions and write poems to mark all rites of passage and celebration.
Workshops, classes and masterclasses for writing, developing performance voice, devising through theatre and for dance-movement. Classroom, studio or outdoor based.
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‘Wit, wordplay, and biting satire.’ – John Stuart, Fire River Poets
‘Lucy Lepchani handles language like a conjurer… full of linguistic surprises, delightful, sometimes challenging.’ – David Gill, poet and editor
‘A wonderfully accessible, life-affirming poet with great range, bold imagery, warmth and wit.’ – Matt Harvey
‘Wide ranging pieces united by a vivid, visceral grasp of language.’ – Jan Fortune-Wood, Envoi magazine
Publications: see ‘publications in print’ page
My poems have been heard at:
Poetry & Words at Glastonbury Festival – Ways With Words Literary Festival at Dartington – Torbay Poetry Festival – The Gallery Sessions at the Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple – Forked at the Barbican Theatre in Plymouth – Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival, Dorset – Larmer Tree Festival, Wiltshire – Croissant Neuf Summer Party, Usk, Wales – The Leviathan at The Electric Picnic, Portlaoise, Ireland – The International Bar, Dublin – Wondermentalist Cabaret, Totnes – The Epicentre Book Café, Café Cultue at Thrive in Totnes, Devon – Paignton – The Blue Walnut Café, Chelston – The Great Hall, Dartington’s 100 Thousand Poets for Change event 2011 – Festival No. 6, Portmeirion, Wales; The Arnolfini Bristol Poetry Can Festival 2014, WOMAD, Exeter Poetry Festival.…as well as random, cosy, or slightly odd venues in Manchester, London, Dublin, Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, The Isle of Arran and elsewhere. Some places have even invited me back several times.
Or can be heard here:…. (coming soon! )