STEPHEN LIGHTBOWN

Poetry & Spoken Word

 

Poet and spoken word artist.

Born in Blackburn, lives in Bristol.

Wheelchair user and disability rights champion.

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Books and Publications

Only Air, Poetry Collection, Burning Eye Books

The Result Is What You See Today (coming 1st Oct), Poems about running anthology, smith|doorstop

Poems from a Green and Blue Planet (coming 3rd October), children’s nature anthology, Hachette UK

We Are Not Your Metaphor, A disability poetry anthology, Squares and Rebels

Closed Gates or Open Arms, Verve Poetry Press, community themed anthology

Tree (20 Poems for 20 Years), Self Published, Zine

In Print

Walking Again Through Avatar, Poem, Magma 71, The Film Issue

The Hedgehog's Life, Poem, British Hedgehog Preservation Society Newsletter

Online

Wheel, Ink Sweat and Tears

Tell Me What You Know Through Tarot, Riggwelter Press

Bear off a Leash, Poem, Burning House Press

Park Warden, Poem, Poetry Space

Pastel Beach, Poem, Poetry Space

Decisions, Poem, Poetry Space

The Arranged Marriage, blog for Scope 

The Acceptable Discrimination, blog for Scope 

Media

Turning Points, Sketches Series 2, Interview, Radio 4

Only Air launch, Interview, Lancashire Telegraph

Bristol Favourites, Interview, Bristol 24/7

Scratchcard Memories of Dad, poetry film, Muddy Feet Poetry

Access to poetry, blog, Euan’s Guide

Before Time, poem and interview with Pete Simson on BBC Upload (no longer available)

Only Air launch, Interview, Bristol 24/7

On the Number 76 in Bristol, reading and interview on the Adam Crowther Show (no longer available)

On the Number 76 in Bristol, poetry film, Poetry Film Live

Me and My Body, Interviewee, Channel 5 Documentary

Access to the Arts, Interview, Bristol 24/7

'Mark's Story, 1996', Performance, A Poem A Week Podcast

'The Race', Performance, A Lovely Word (no longer available)

Brave Poor Things: Reclaiming Bristol's Disability History, Interviewee, M Shed (Exhibition)

Competition

Hacienda, Poem, Instagram Poetry Competition, The Poetry School (highly commended)

Not My Stop, The Plough Prize 2017 poetry competition (longlisted in short poem category)

One Foot On Display, the Other Hides a Lie, The A3 Review poetry competition (shortlisted for poems on the theme of circles)