Biography – Eve Nortley A self-confessed, born-again Brummie (once a Brummie is just not enough), with a passion for food, music and guerrilla poetry, Eve erupted onto the North West poetry scene in 2016. She gained immediate notoriety for her racy piece “The Tesco Express Blues”, which was intended as a tribute the to the late, great Victoria Wood’s “Ballad Of Barry And Freda”. After a very quiet life in the ivory towers of academia Eve has exchanged writing research papers for writing and performing romantic, erotic and geek poetry and short stories, and singing. Eve has authored three books to date: two with Bury-based poet Chris Bainbridge “Love And Lust In Bury And Rochdale” and “Driftwords”; and “Born To Brum” – a collection of poetry and prose in homage to her home town, celebrating the splendid city which gave birth to heavy rock, H.P sauce and Bird’s custard. Eve also maintains an ecology-based Facebook page “Off The Grid In Bury”, which offers tips on living a simpler and more environmentally-friendly lifestyle. Eve has been enjoying life off-grid for two years. Eve has been published in a number of anthologies as well as publications from British Mensa. As well as the more usual poetry circuit, she has performed in the central reservation of Preston New Road near Blackpool, in support of the Don’t FrackLancs” campaign – other demos gladly considered. Eve can be contacted by email or via her Facebook page, “Poetry At The Edge Of Reason”. Eve is the secretary of WILD WORDS COLLECTIVE a literature CO-Operative based in Bury, Manchester who undertake workshops, facilitation, retreats, editing, publishing and murder (mysteries). Most performances considered. You can find WILD WORDS at https://wildwords.uk/
You blow my mind When I’m with you My ears are blind My eyes quite dumb, You see you, You blow my mind. I feel everything And nothing I want only you You see you You blow my mind. When I’m with you, Colours collide, Memories slip and slide, My uncertainties hide, You see you You blow my mind. I am Herculean, With a mind like Einstein, I’m Rosetti and Da Vinci, Beethoven and Bach, All is possible, The moon is in my reach, I can heal this worlds breaches, Because I love you And you blow my mind!
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