INKSPILL: Guest Writer Introducing Gaia-Rose Harper

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Introducing Gaia-Rose Harper our youngest guest writer. We are delighted she agreed to an interview and are grateful for her time, given to us for free. If you ever have a chance to see Gaia read, I urge that you do so. As you will hear from the video clips and audio, she is a wonderful reader.

I was fortunate enough to be in Ludlow for ‘Poetry Lounge in the Sitting Room’ when Gaia made her debut performance and despite her nerves, she captivated the audience. I was mesmerised. Her work is deeply layered, well researched and polished with quality. Like Gaia, I was a young poet once, first published at 15 but my early works are not a patch on Gaia’s. It isn’t just the themes which run beyond her teenage years. The depth, wisdom, brilliance and obvious love of language contained in her work, raises it to that place many writers hope to reach.

Gaia Harper is a Young Poet from Shropshire who won the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award in 2015 (aged 14) for her poem ‘Columbia Calling’.

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Gaia is a 15 year old poet and winner of the Foyle Young Poets’ of the Year Award 2015. Her work has been published in Write On! magazine, and she has performed in a number of places, including the Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016. Gaia is an avid artist, lover of classical languages, and aspiring filmmaker.

 

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