In an Ideal World I’d Not be Murdered is part memoir/part fiction and is Chaucer’s debut pamphlet. The poems explore the impact of prostitution.
“These poems ring out like gunshots in the night; they will wake you from your sleep. Yet despite its distilled directness, this book is lifted by both mystery and surprise. Listen for the songs emerging from the dark centre of this transformative work of experience and survival.’ Jacqueline Saphra.
Chaucer Cameron is a poet and poetry filmmaker. Her poems have been published in various journals, magazines & online, including Under the Radar, Poetry Salzburg, The North, Blue Nib, The Interpreter’s House, Poetry Shed, Ink Sweat & Tears. Chaucer’s poetry-films have been screen-published in some of the growing number of journals and sites that are now accepting mixed media, such as Atticus Review.
She has performed at Ledbury Poetry Festival as part of a live performance combining British Sign Language poetry and video poetry (2017), Bath Fringe Festival Still Points Moving World performance writing exhibition (2014), and her poetry and monologues have been performed at the Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham.
She has co-edited three poetry anthologies: Salt on the Wind – poetry in response to Ruth Stone (Elephant’s Footprint, 2015) The Museum of Light (Yew Tree Press, 2014), Nothing in the Garden, (Elephant’s Footprint, 2014).
Chaucer is creator of Wild Whispers (2018) an international poetry-film project, and regularly curates and presents poetry-film at events and festivals. She also collaborates with Helen Dewbery to produce half hour ‘poetry-film collections’ and other works, which have been screened at film festivals in the UK and abroad, including: Reel Poetry Film Festival in Houston, Texas, Versopolis /Review, The Festival of Hope, Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Athens Poetry Festival, Garsdale Retreat, MIX Conference at Bath Spa University, Sheaf Poetry Festival, and her poetry-films feature in Moving Poems.
Chaucer is also a poetry-film workshop facilitator with Poetry Swindon, and runs poetry-film collective workshops and courses online.
During 2020 she was invited to become part of an exciting prostitution charity-based pilot initiative.
She is founder member of the critical poetry collectives, Poetry Factory and Strange Cargo.
Chaucer holds a master’s degree in Creative and Critical Writing from, The University of Gloucestershire.