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Fire River Poets perform at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre

Friday March 20th at 7.30pm

We’re back! Enjoy a fantastic evening of poetry with Taunton’s acclaimed and prize-winning Fire River Poets performing for one night only at The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton. In the friendly and informal Spotlight Bar we will move, amuse, dazzle and entertain you …

Entry is Free!
Bring a friend and let our dozen talented Taunton troubadours transport you.

Click here to link to Tacchi-Morris website and directions.

Guest Poet: March 5th, 2020

Rachael Clyne

Rachael comes from Glastonbury and is a psychotherapist who has published self-help books as well as poetry.  She is well known on the poetry circuit.   Her prizewinning collection Singing at the Bone Tree is published by Indigo Dreams.  Her work appears in many anthologies and journals.

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Guest Poet: February 6th, 2020

Anthony Watts

Anthony has been writing ‘seriously’ for nearly 50 years. 
He has had poems published in many magazines and anthologies in addition to five published collections: Strange Gold (KQBX Press, 1991), The Talking Horses of Dreams (Iron Press, 1999), Steart Point & other poems (John Garland, 2009), The Shell Gatherer (Oversteps, 2011) and his latest collection Stiles (Paekakariki Press, 2019).
Do read the FRP Interview with Anthony.

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Guest Poet: November 7th, 2019

Stephen Boyce

Stephen’s third poetry collection is The Blue Tree (Indigo Dreams 2019). A prize-winning and widely published poet, he is the author of two previous collections, The Sisyphus Dog (Worple 2014), and Desire Lines (Arrowhead 2010), as well as two pamphlets – and a needle case of poems.
Read two FRP Interviews with Stephen on ‘a kind of Chinese whisper‘ and ‘The Blue Tree‘.
His own website is www.stephenboycepoetry.com

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Guest Poet: October 3rd, 2019

LOUISE WARREN

Louise was born and grew up in the West Country and now lives in London. With a background in theatre, her first collection A Child’s Last Picture Book of the Zoo won the Cinnamon Press debut poetry competition and was published in 2012. A pamphlet In the scullery with John Keats, also published by Cinnamon, came out in 2016.  Her poems have been widely published in magazines including Ambit, The Rialto, Poetry Wales and Stand. In 2018 she won first prize in the Prole Laureate Poetry Competition with her poem ‘The Marshes’, which appears in John Dust.

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Guest Poet: September 5th, 2019

Maitreyabandhu

Maitreyabandhu was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1990, since when he has lived and worked at the London Buddhist Centre teaching Buddhism and meditation. In 2010, he founded Poetry East, a poetry venue exploring the relationship between spiritual life and poetry and attracting some of the finest poets writing today. His poetry has won numerous awards including the Keats-Shelley Prize, the Basil Bunting Award, the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and in 2010 he won the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition.
Please click to read his full blog and click here to read the FRP Interview with Maitreyabandhu.