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ROSY CARRICK

 

 

Rosy Carrick is a writer, performer, compere, broadcaster and academic based in Brighton. She gives talks, lectures and performances of her own work at events, conferences and festivals around the world, and develops collaborative projects with other creative artists around the UK. She is currently writing a PhD thesis on the Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky at Sussex University, and teaches English literature, poetry and performance skills at schools, Universities and community settings around the UK, leaving a trail of bewildered lovestruck fools in her wake...

On this site you can find out more about her poetry, her research on Mayakovsky and any other current and recent projects, plus information on upcoming appearances and workshops. A performance showreel can be found here.

 

 

“Clever, funny, quarrelsome, querulous, astonishing!” Sabotage Reviews

 

“Sardonically witty and often surreal […] Carrick is the person you wanted to hang around with at school – wry, cool, erudite and a bit ribald” – Speaker’s Corner

 

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about

 

Rosy Carrick was born in the north-west of England, and now lives in Brighton with her daughter Olive.

She has a BA in English and Writing from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and an MA in Critical Theory and Creative Writing from Sussex University. She is currently working towards a PhD on the Russian revolutionary poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, also at Sussex University. Her book Volodya: Selected Works of Vladimir Mayakovsky (Enitharmon) is out now.

As a poet, Rosy has toured the UK and USA, and has performed at an extensive variety of venues ranging from Glastonbury festival, Bristol Old Vic, the Royal Albert Hall and one section of a three-man tent in a Brighton park. For seven years (until Dec 2015), she ran and compered the Brighton monthly performance poetry event Hammer & Tongue, described by the Guardian as having 'reinvented the medium for the hip hop generation'. Since 2007 she has also co-managed and compered the cult movie-themed cabaret club event Trailer Trash!, and has been co-host of the Latitude festival poetry stage since 2010.

In 2014 Rosy appeared in the 'golf-noir thriller' short film The Swing The Hole and The Lie, written and directed by Barry Adamson, and is currently working on several other film and radio acting projects. Her YouTube series 'Rosy Carrick's Beauty Tips for School', a feminist subversion of regular LA beauty vloggers, has developed into a live act featuring the same character, for performance at cabaret club nights and other events.

Rosy models for a range of art and editorial projects, and is also a life model for various art schools in Brighton. She speaks French and Russian, is a keen time traveller and has a wild fetish for bodybuilders of the classic variety.

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Poetry

Fantastically scathing and full to the brim with surreal and disgusting imagination, Rosy Carrick's eccentric style, dense rhyme structures and forceful imagery have won her international acclaim, as well as firmly cementing her place as one of the UK's most unusual and exciting contemporary poets. In 2015 she ended her seven year stint as the programmer and co-host of Brighton Hammer & Tongue to focus more on her own work. Long-time host of the Latitude festival poetry stage, she also continues to run and host Brighton’s infamous annual Poets vs. MCs, amongst other projects.

 

Poems

A Blithesome Step Forward

Pain Specific

Chokey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Mayakovsky

 

Rosy Carrick is currently writing a PhD thesis on Vladimir Mayakovsky at Sussex University, under the supervision of Keston Sutherland. A leading expert in Mayakovsky scholarship, she has given conference talks and lectures on the poet's work in the UK, USA and Russia, and is the editor and co-translator of Volodya: Selected Works of Vladimir Mayakovsky, published by Enitharmon Press. For more information and to buy Volodya, click here.

 

 

In 2015, Rosy released an audio cd of excerpts from Mayakovsky's 1923 poem About This. Read by Rosy and George Hyde (who is also its co-translator, with Larisa Gureyeva), the cd features an original jazz score by Jonathan Lambert. Veronika Krasnova additionally reads parts of the poem in Russian. It can be bought via Amazon or other online places, or through Rosy by emailing rosy@rosycarrick.com. Copies cost £6 each, plus £2 p&p. Click on the link below to check out the first track.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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wanna look #fitas?

now you can...

 

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Lipgloss

 

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Hairdye

 

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Blusher

 

BEAUTY TIPS #4

Vajayjay

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upcoming appearances

Sat 21st May

Brighton vs Edinburgh Poets vs MCs
The Warren: Main Space
9pm / £10/£8
Compere

Sat 25th june

Sussex Poetry Festival
The Marlborough Theatre
Brighton
Times and costs tbc
Poetry performance

Sat 2nd July

Irregular Folk
Hogacre Eco Park
Oxford
'Bodybuilders In Bondage'

An exploration of the glorious trajectory of professional bodybuilding and its late C20th intersection with tortured musclemen in mainstream movies. From Charles Atlas to Arnold Schwarzenneger and the rise and fall of the beefcake movie, prepare to be thoroughly aroused!

14-17th July

Latitude Festival
Poetry Stage
Performance & Compere

4-7th August

Wilderness Festival
The Odditorium
'Bodybuilders In Bondage'

An exploration of the glorious trajectory of professional bodybuilding and its late C20th intersection with tortured musclemen in mainstream movies. From Charles Atlas to Arnold Schwarzenneger and the rise and fall of the beefcake movie, prepare to be thoroughly aroused!

 

 

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contact

 

For booking, press & any other inquiries please email Rosy directly at rosy@rosycarrick.com

 

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