Elizabeth Parker – Poetry Salon 11th Feb 2020

Elizabeth Parker grew up in a garden nursery in The Forest of Dean and now lives in Bristol. Her poetry has been published in various journals including Magma, The Stony Thursday Book, The Interpreter’s House and Agenda. Among others, she has been shortlisted for The Bridport Poetry Prize and The Gregory O’Donoghue Poetry Prize. She was a prizewinner in the 2016…

Home on the Move – Poetry Salon 4 October 2019

Launch of the new anthology, Home on the Move: Two Poems go on a Journey. Featuring Jim Dening, Margaret Adkins, Jacqui Rowe, Home on the Move explores notions of ‘home’ that are challenged and reshaped by unprecedented migration. The anthology interrogates ideas of home, belonging and language from poetic perspectives. The creative responses are the…

Nigel McLoughin – Poetry Salon, 12 February 2019

Nigel McLoughlin is a prize-winning Northern Irish poet with five collections of poetry in print including most recently Chora, and significant experience as an editor of anthologies and literary journals and books including The Portable Poetry Workshop. His work was selected for inclusion on The Poetry Archive and was elected a Fellow of the RSA…

Jean Boase-Beier – Poetry Salon, 27 November 2018

Jean Boase-Beier is a translator of German poetry including collections by modern German poets Ernst Meister, Rose Ausländer, and Volker von Törne. She is Professor Emerita of Literature and Translation at the University of East Anglia, where she founded the MA in Literary Translation. Recent publications include Translating the Poetry of the Holocaust and The…

Angela France – Poetry Salon 23rd October 2018

Angela France’s publications include Occupation, Lessons in Mallemaroking, Hide and The Hill of which Sheenagh Pugh said “Exuberant, controlled, angry, elegiac, this is a poetry of landscape, politics, witness”. Angela teaches creative writing at the University of Gloucestershire and in various community settings. She runs a reading series in Cheltenham, ‘Buzzwords’.  

Roy McFarlane

Roy McFarlane – Poetry Salon 8th May 2018

Roy McFarlane was born in Birmingham of Jamaican parentage and spent most of his years living in Wolverhampton. He has held the role of Birmingham’s Poet Laureate, Starbucks and Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Poet in Residence. Roy was highly commended by the Forward Prize for ‘Papers’, published in the Forward Book of Poetry 2017. Other anthologies,…

Jeff Phelps – Poetry Salon 5th December 2017

Jeff Phelps’s poems have appeared in Stand, The Rialto, London Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and elsewhere. In 2001 he was second prize winner in the Stand open poetry competition with the narrative poem River Passage. It was later produced as a CD by Offa’s Press with piano music by Dan Phelps. He co-edited The Poetry of Shropshire, with Simon Fletcher. In…

Anneliese Emmans Dean and Sara Hirsch – Poetry Salon 7th November 2017

Anneliese Emmans Dean and Sara Hirsch are two poets who are renowned for their work in performance and schools – and who also write wonderful poems across a range of themes, including birds and wildlife, love and relationships. The conversation focuses on writing for children, taking poetry into schools and getting children enthusiastic about writing…

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