Rose Cook is one of South-West’s best known poets, having performed extensively in venues from the Soho Theatre in London and Dartington’s Ways With Words Literature Festival, and as one of the Apples & Snakes poets at the North Devon Festival in Barnstaple, Exeter Phoenix’s Text Festival and a Peterloo Poets event in Cornwall. She appeared alongside Medbh McGuckian at the Bristol Poetry Festival.

Recently, she has appeared in a variety of events, which included the Penzance Literature Festival, the Totnes Festival, the Barnstaple Gallery session and at Uncut in Exeter’s Phoenix Arts Centre.

In 2016 –

Rose read at Outspoken on March 22nd,  held at the Community Bookshop in Castle Street, Totnes by the wonderful Jackie Juno

and at Uncut in the Exeter Phoenix Arts Centre, with an incredible line-up held by Alasdair Paterson.

She will be headline poet on June 27th at Stanza Extravaganza! held at the Artizan Gallery 8pm-10pm 7 Lucius St, Torquay Devon TQ2 5UW

In 2015 –

Rose will show her MFA work in the Plymouth University MA Show – Flow – to be held in the Peninsula Gallery, Roland Lewinsky building at the University

Saturday 17 January ­ to Saturday 31 January

PV Friday 16 January


Rose will also be reading her work at the performance evening Forked, hosted by Mama Tokus, alongside Ian Beech, Malcom Head Shagufta K Iqbal.

 When: Thursday 22nd January, 8pm

Where: The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Also: On Tues April 28th, I am reading as part of Outspoken at the Totnes Community Bookshop at Belle, Book & Castle 4 Castle Street, TQ9 5NU Totnes

May 18th at the Artizan Gallery 8pm-10pm 7 Lucius St, Torquay Devon TQ2 5UW

May 28th at Poetry Island with Matt Harvey and others at The Blue Walnut 14 Walnut Rd, Torquay, Torbay TQ2 6HS 7.30pm

 Rose will be showing her photobook House of Light and two poetry books:  Taking Flight (2009 Oversteps Books) and Notes From a Bright Field  (2013 Cultured Llama Publishing).

The exhibition will be held at:       TAAG, 4/5 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8DD  10am to 5pm all welcome

The Totnes based band Shadow Factory has just brought out a cd called Thanksa with one of Rose’s poems as the track The Longing Song. Available to download:

She will also be reading on:

October 22nd at Poetry Island at The Blue Walnut 14 Walnut Rd, Torquay, Torbay TQ2 6HS 7.30pm


at the launch of The Broadsheet 3 at 7:30pm on Monday, 5th October in the Cellar Bar of the City Gate Hotel, Iron Bridge, Lower North Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 3RB as part of the Exeter Poetry Festival 2015


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s