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Charlotte Henson

Updated: Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:06 pm

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Charlotte Henson is a freelance poet based in London, UK, originally from Greater Manchester. Her poetry has been published in various places including The Morning Star, Rising, Sculpted and Writers' Forum. Her work was short-listed for the Erbacce-Press Prize in 2011. She is currently the sole editor of young creative zine 'Astronaut' ( Outside the written word, Charlotte also embraces the power of performance and face-to-face interaction with an audience in conveying a message. For this reason, she has performed at many open mics across Greater Manchester and performed guest slots for nights such as Bang! Said The Gun, Write Out Loud and Open Mind. She has given readings at Bury Library and Bolton School. She has organizes and hosts her own night called Once More With Meaning at The Met in Bury. Future guests include Jo Bell, John Siddique and Ben Mellor. She is currently Wigan Words festival slam champion. She has run numerous workshops in a variety of environments with a number of different age groups and skillsets. She accepts commissions. For a consultation on the price of commissions, workshops or performances, contact "One of the most prominent and high-profile young writers on the circuit." - Scott Devon, Neo: Writers "Championing the strength and vulnerability of the feminine, poetically documenting a rocky road through mental wellness and illness, Charlotte is a brave, new voice full of individuality and spirit." -Dominic Berry, poet "There are so many talented poets in Manchester - but even so, Charlotte Henson stands out from the crowd. Witty, talented, uncompromising and original, she's one to watch." -Cathy Bryant, editor


All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by Charlotte Henson

Mill Music (20/08/2012)

Coelacanth (19/08/2012)

Metropolis (31/01/2012)

Something is Coming (21/10/2011)


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Wednesday 02 November 2016

Bury »

7:30pm at Cecil Street (opposite Asda), Bury, BL9 0SB, GB

Thursday 10 November 2016

Wigan »

8:30pm at Crawford Street, Wigan, WN1 1NG, GB

Sunday 27 November 2016

Middleton »

7:00pm at Saint. Leonards Square , Middleton, M24 6DJ , GB

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Mon 26th Nov 2012 22:02

And I'm sorry I even picked up on it. It would probably have disappeared into obscurity but for my big gob :) I'm sure that the out of context quote was accidental - it's very easy to do when you are up close to an article that you are writing.

The new magazine must be an exciting project to manage. From a personal point of view, I think you will lack some of the soul that comes from the poetry of people who have lived longer and suffered more. What you lose on the swings, you may gain on the roundabouts though - as you say - young people may come up with newer, more innovative ways of looking at things. It will be interesting to see how it all develops.

Take care and hopefully see you in Wigan some time soon! x

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Andy N

Thu 21st Jun 2012 21:19

thanks for the comment over my poem, charlotte - spelling mistakes now corrected onto it - teach me not to rush into typing it up on here - lol.

this was wrote in a writing exercise during Jackie Hagan's workshop in Manchester the other Monday just before you arrived actually.

Am still working on the other wrote that day - really pleased with a lot of the stuff done on thursday there - you did a good job there so thank you. x

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Jeff Dawson

Sun 20th May 2012 16:55

Well I'll be damned! Sorry Charlotte, trouble with this job, can't do right for doing wrong! Oh well, hope to make it up to you sometime, but all in a good cause if you're at Uni! Looking forward to your guest slot! X

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Sat 28th Apr 2012 19:55

Hi Charlotte, heard you at BSTG thursday jus gone . . . Enjoyed very much, all the more so as you dont compromise and follow the fashion for such contrived verse . . . Kind regards dominic . . .

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Sat 28th Apr 2012 19:55

Hi Charlotte, heard you at BSTG thursday jus gone . . . Enjoyed very much, all the more so as you dont compromise and follow the fashion for such contrived verse . . . Kind regards dominic . . .

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winston plowes

Sun 27th Nov 2011 22:36

Hi Charlotte, you have a broken link on your homepage details info. It should read - (not Just a heads up. Win

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Andy N

Sun 13th Nov 2011 23:16

Hi Charlotte - not sure why your name isn't on there.. I have re-edited it now.. Odd because everywhere it is - your name is mentioned.. Strange stuff..

Thanks for letting me know either way.

See you Tuesday


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Fri 28th Oct 2011 11:22

Am being nosey and commenting on your comments re Ted Hughes. I don't really think anyone can judge another for sure without knowing them personally. Films and media can portray things in skewed lights. I imagine living with a manic depressive would be very difficult, to say the least. I don't think it's a crime to fall out of love, either. I would tend to judge a person on how they treated their kids, mind. That is a completely different relationship. It can be made difficult when people separate though. The kids and the ex partner can become a package that not all people can unwrap.

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J. Otis Powell!

Fri 28th Oct 2011 07:49

In response to White Noise I was taking off from your comforting words at the end, "Afterwards, I would coax her out from under the sofa,
Stroke her hair when she would sob.

It’ll be okay, baby,
We’ll be okay." At times I settle for such resolve as in; It's sawright wit me because it's alright already. Always has been, you know what I mean? White noise as a metaphor is very real for me.I hope I have been more clear.
J. Otis

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Peter Asher

Thu 27th Oct 2011 16:55

Hello Charlotte. I agree with Scott there is indeed a lot going on in your poems. There seems to be a busyness in them, more than is spoken by the words alone. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

By the way, I like Sylvia Plath but not in the usual way as I find her work very hard to digest. I don't understand what she is saying at all. Which is strange as I'm an ardent fan of both her husband and daughter.

Scott Devon

Thu 1st Sep 2011 23:00

These are very good. You have an excellent eye for imagery and a good ear for sound. I see a lot going on here, and admire it in one so young.

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Andy N

Thu 1st Sep 2011 13:22

Hi Charlotte - thanks for your comment over 'My Hometown'.. The piece is a little rough still and there will be changes, so thanks for your note x

P.S. - The piece is about my love affair with my hometown (Stretford).

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Antony Owen

Mon 4th Jul 2011 09:28

Hi Charlotte
Thanks for your comment it was very kind of you to say so.

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Charlotte Henson

Sun 3rd Jul 2011 13:27

thanks Winston :)

and aha fair enough Jeff xD indeed you will see me. at last. it's not as if i've been meandering around the possibility of Guitar N Verse for months now ^^;

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Sat 2nd Jul 2011 21:46

well, I am actually Banksy - is there another one or something??

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winston plowes

Mon 27th Jun 2011 22:23

Hi Charlotte, great to see you on WOL. Have a look round and you will find lots of poets you have performed with already. Win x

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Jeff Dawson

Mon 27th Jun 2011 16:06

Hi Charlotte thanx for comment, well spotted error, I've corrected it! It's usually me going on about those spelling errors, it drives me mad! I think I swapped lines round that much! Anyway, good to hear that you thought iut was appropriate to raise and have a look at yourself. Hope to see you soon, maybe guitar n verse next week. not read your book yet but looking forward to it! Jeff x

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