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GetOver Yourself is a biographicaldelve into belonging, exclusion, and the relationship betweenself-awareness and self-delusion, the rejection of social norms, andthe ways in which we accept and question implied
cultural rules.Using humour, spoken word poetry and storytelling Leanne takes usthrough the familiar - teenage rebellion, grief, sex, self-esteem andself-discovery in a personal political narrative that always remindsus of the uncertain world we are growing into.
Thepoems in this collection question received wisdom, playfullyunravelling the awkward and the bizarre aspects of modern life.Leanne's poetry is an exploration of human failures and resilience,the things that make us angry, and the things that make us laugh.
Leanne Moden is a poet, performer and workshop leader, based in the East Midlands. She performsat events across the UK and Europe, including recent sets at WOMAD Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Sofar Sounds, Stanza Newcastle, the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, and Bestival on the Isle of Wight, as well asperformances at Prima Vista Festival in Estonia andDia Mundial de la Poesia in Spain. Leanne has also performed at the Fourth Wave Feminist Festival in Hackney Downs, Trinity College Cambridge, the Whitworth Museum in Manchester, and she even did a set as part of the TEDx WOMEN event at UCL in 2016.
Leanne is a national Hammer and Tongue Slam finalist, Poetry Rivals finalist, and has competed in the Camden Roundhouse Slam, and the Anti Slam.
Leanne was Fenland Poet Laureate in 2013, and has worked on commissions with the National Justice Museum, Nottingham City Council, the Museum of Cambridge, the Ely Folk Festival and with Writing East Midlands, and has provided workshops for Creative North Nottingham, Arts Alive in Libraries, Arts Council England, the Nottingham Poetry Festival, Nottingham Writers' Studio, the Enchanted Waters Project, Arts Speak, the University of Nottingham, and Prima Vista Festival inEstonia. In 2018, she received a Developing Your Creative Practise grant from Arts Council England to work on her first full-length poetry show, Skip Skip Skip. Leanne is also part of the team at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature.
She lives in Nottingham with her partner and their cat, and runs primarily on fizzy pop and cheese sandwiches.