Latest Notices

Guest Poet – 5th October 2017

We shall be welcoming Pamela Zinnermann-Hope on 5th October at the CIC venue. She will be reading from her highly acclaimed collection “On Cigarette Papers’.        

Guest Poet – 7th September 2017

Do come along to hear our guest poet this month Gram Joel Davies.

There are still a few Open Mic slots available for this evening.

Contact John Stuart as usual for bookings.

FRP and Taunton Live Festival Event – Thursday 27 July

As part of the Taunton Live Festival, there will be a
Poetry Reading with the Fire River Poets
on Thursday 27th July
from 7:30pm to 10:pm
at the Winchester Arms, Castle Green, Taunton.



PRIZE WINNERS – Young Poets Competition 2017

PRIZE WINNERS    Young Poets Competition 2017

1st Prize – Ruby Hanson (Minehead First)  I always and always!
Joint 2nd Prize
–   Ryan Reed (Parkfield School)  Running Through the Seasons 
–   Sophie Hough (Minehead)   First Colours and happiness
Joint 3rd Prize
–   Jemima Anderson    Tip a Tap a
–   Lucie McLannon, (Minehead First)  What is Cloudy? 
Highly Commended
– Martha Joanne Milton-Jenkins, (Minehead)   Wet Easter Eggs

See more photos and details at Results of Somerset Young Poets Competition 2017, including Commended Entries and the prize winning poems.

Sad News

We were shocked and saddened to learn of the sudden death of Tony French.  Tony was a valued member of Fire River Poets and will be much missed.  Our deepest sympathy goes to Hilary, his wife.
Tony was a very private person and enjoyed working behind the scenes rather than being at the microphone, but his advice and support were unstintingly given whenever needed and were much appreciated by all.  Tony was also an assiduous and careful editor. Alongside his many other voluntary activities, he undertook the editorial responsibility for our website and, with Hilary, ran our Facebook page.
At his own request there has been no funeral, but if they wished, his friends were invited to take time at around 3pm on Saturday 3rd June to remember him and celebrate his life.

Matt Bryden Interview with Stephen Boyce

Matt’s latest interview is with