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The Cycling Poet

A Taking The Mic Special

Sat 21 Aug 2021


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A Taking The Mic Special




From 7.30pm

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The Cycling Poet

Tim King introduces a one-hour headline performance of the one-woman cycling poetry show ‘Turning Pedals Into Poems’ by Bristol-based pen and pedal pusher Caroline Burroughs. Caroline will be supported by a selection of Exeter’s finest Taking the Mic spoken word artists.

Caroline Burrows / VerseCycle is a poet who writes about her adventures by bicycle in words that rhyme. She’s been touring the West-Country on two wheels, exploring landscapes and their literary connections, while talking about her previous tours and performing her bike-themed poems en-route in local bike shops, bookshops, bars, small theatres, and community venues.

Caroline’s poems have been featured by Bristol 24/7 Magazine and played on BBC Radio Bristol. She is soon to be featured on BBC Radio 4, in Bristol Life Magazine, and has also been filmed for an upcoming short documentary. Prior to this tour, her most recent live performance was supporting The Handlebards (a troupe of Shakespearean actors touring by bikes) at one of their shows.

She’s on all the social medias a middle-aged-woman-in-lycra can manage: @VerseCycle #CyclePoet

For more info on Caroline and tour dates around the country, go to:

Taking the Mic is a monthly spoken word open mic held at the Phoenix since 2009. Everybody welcome. More info here:

VENUE: Exeter Phoenix, The Workshop

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