Within the pages of `Sakura', Myriam San Marco builds a world of unease bound in that fragile scrabble called love. Her conversation of poetic prose has a palpable intensity where perspectives draw you in deeper than expected to eavesdrop on shadows, to witness in stark light and to unpack the baggage of secrets. The rich text and emotive imagery balance on a knife edge with unflinching precision.
Myriam San Marco is a poet, promoter, creative writing facilitator and the current Bournemouth Poet Laureate. She is the former host of 'Spread the Verb' bi-monthly spoken word showcase and the Platform monthly open mic and co-hosted the Chocolate Poetry Club London as their Poet in Residence for 2 years. She is the writer in residence for the Badbury Rings Rewind 2016 and 2017 Festival. She founded Wordmakers and Silence Breakers last year, a collection of wandering wordsmiths, vagabonds verbalisers and rhyming rebels to work as workshop facilitators, bards, fools and muses in local festivals and one off events. The Wordmakers will be hosting a bi-monthly spoken word night from May 17 at Chaplin's Cellar Bar. Abe Gibson described her performance as 'cutting to draw blood'. Her words have been published in Boscombe Revolution, The Interpreter's House, Poets' Republic, Message in a Bottle, Oddity Magazine, Curly Mind and I am not a silent poet.