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‘An Evening With Fire River Poets’ – Friday April 26th 7.30 pm

After last year’s acclaimed event at The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, join Taunton’s celebrated prize-winning poetry group for another evening of original verse in performance.
Witty, thought-provoking, powerful, humorous and richly varied, this an evening not be missed for poetry lovers everywhere. ‘Like a piece of ice on a hot stove, the poem rides on the ice of its own melting’ as the inimitable Robert Frost put it.
Bar and free entry. Click here for venue details. See you there!

Guest Poet: May 2nd, 2019

Marc Woodward

Marc Woodward

Born in the USA but a long term resident of rural Devon, Marc Woodward is a poet and musician who has taught and performed internationally. His writing reflects his love of music as well as his passion for the rural environment – albeit with a dark undercurrent occasionally bordering on the macabre! 
Read the FRP Interview with Marc here

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Guest Poet: April 4th, 2019

Claire Williamson

Claire’s latest (of four) poetry collections Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren in 2018. She has been highly commended in the Bridport Prize (2017) and was runner up in the Neil Gunn writing competition (2017) and the Sentinal Poetry Quarterly (2018). 
See also The FRP Interview with Claire conducted by Graeme Ryan

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SAD NEWS

Adrian Campbell, poet, artist and one time member of Fire River Poets, died on the 11th March 2019, just a few days before his 96th birthday.  Our thoughts go out to his wife Irene and their family.  

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VACANCY: POETS WANTED

A very rapid response to this invitation has meant we now have a full membership. We will advertise again should further vacancies arise. [March 17, 2019]

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Guest Poet: February 7th, 2019

Jean Sprackland

Jean has published five poetry collections, most recently Green Noise, and her book Tilt was the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008. She is also the author of Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach, which won the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Jean is Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and Chair of the Poetry Archive. (See ‘The FRP Interview’ with Jean here)

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Guest Poet: December 6, 2018

Erling Kittelsen

Kittelsen had his debut as a poet in 1970. He has since than published several poetry cycles and collections, as well as fables, dramatic works and translations of poetry.

He is known for his dialogues, partly with colleagues and partly in the work with the translation of poetry from distant languages in relation to the Nordic language area like Arabian, Persian, Korean, Latvian and Sumerian.

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Guest Poets: November 1st, 2018

We welcome Julie Sampson and Chrissy Banks for this evening’s event. Both poets have current or past affiliations with Fire River Poets. Their biographies are given below:

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