"Beth has the innate ability to capture a feeling and make you feel safe within it. If poetry could hold your hand, this is what it would feel like." - Malaika Kegode

Read this recent interview with Beth by Rife Magazine.

Beth Calverley

Beth Calverley is a poet, producer and workshop leader who has been writing and performing for 17 years.


Through freshly-ripened imagery, Beth finds words for the unspoken and unearths stories of togetherness and overcoming. This year, she became the inaugural Gloucester Regional Roundhouse Slam winner and a 2018 Roundhouse Finalist.


As Chief Operator of The Poetry Machine, Beth tours UK festivals and events speed-writing bespoke poetry. She hosts workshops that help people to put their own stories into words, and works with purposeful charities and businesses such as Bristol University Hospitals, Teenage Cancer Trust, University of the West of England, This Mum Runs, and Arnos Vale Cemetery.


Beth is one quarter of Milk Poetry, a nurturing platform for established and emerging poets in Bristol.

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Photo Credit: Super Funky Penguin Photography

'The Tiger Who Came To Tea" | National Poetry Day Podcast (12:35)

“Beth was born to write poetry. Her unique writing style and mesmerizing performance draws on cutting-edge language in a wholly original way, with an expert grasp of complex multisyllabic rhyme structures. This is exemplified through her Poetry Machine project, where she is able to consistently produce publishable quality improvised poems within five minutes.” - Raise The Bar