Oz Hardwick

Puzzle Poets at the Navigation is proud to present our Monday March 2nd event. Special guest Oz Hardwick and open mic (of course).
Oz Hardwick was due to be our guest last November when his gig was cancelled at the 11th hour by the unexpected closure of the pub. We’re delighted that it’s re-opened, and finally we’ll get to hear him perform
Oz is a York-based writer, photographer and musician, who has been published extensively worldwide, and has read everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to New York, via countless back rooms of pubs. His most recent poetry collection is Learning to have Lost (IPSI, 2018). A keen collaborator with other artists, Oz has had work performed by classical musicians in UK concert halls, by flamenco musicians in Italian villas, and with experimental sound and film artists in an Australian cinema.
By day he is Professor of English and Programme Leader for Creative Writing at Leeds Trinity University. In his spare time, Oz is a respected music journalist. ‘The poetry is as good as it gets’ – HQ
He is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently The Ringmaster’s Apprentice (2014), and The House of Ghosts and Mirrors (2017). Also in 2017, Oz co-edited The Valley Press Anthology of Yorkshire Poetry with Miles Salter.