How do you navigate your own path when you have no sense of direction? `Broken Compass' is a collection of poems, vignettes, and journal entries accumulated over a ten year period. Carys shares snapshots and stories about muddling through adulthood. Themes include complex relationships, mental health issues, and what happens when your gap year becomes a gap decade.
Carys Hannah (formerly known as Carys 'Matic' Jones) is a Birmingham-based poet, musician, and educator. She has performed at a number of festivals in the UK and South Korea, including Shambala, Boomtown, and the Gwangju World Music Festival. In 2015, Carys took her autobiographical one-woman show Professional Nomad to the Edinburgh Fringe festival where she won the Hammer and Tongue slam and progressed to the national finals at the Royal Albert Hall. Carys is the founder and former host of Lyrically Minded, a spoken word open mic based in Seoul. She has also released an album entitled 'The Spaces in the Silence', a fusion of spoken word, hip hop, and experimental soundscapes, and plans to record more music in the future. Her poetry has been described as `rhythmic', `magnetic', and `courageous'.