Our next Guest Poet will be
Read more about him at his website https://www.afharrold.com
The text of an interview with A.F. Harrold by one of our FRP members is available at the page Matt Bryden Interviews , together with interviews from some of our previous guest poets.
We meet at Creative Innovation Centre (CIC)
Starting at 8 pm (doors open from 7:30)
Entrance Fee £5
For available Open Mic slots, please contact John Stuart
Our Programme for 2018 begins on Thursday 4th January with an Open Mic Evening.
We have already invited guest Poets for February and March and will be adding others over the next few weeks. Please check our website to see updates.
We hope to see you on Thursday 4 January to help give a great start to our 2018 programme!
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’.
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.
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
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?
– 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.
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’s latest interview is with
A new COMPETITION for YOUNG POETS has been announced.
Taunton’s Fire River Poets, in partnership with Make Performing Arts, invites young poets to enter the Young Poets Competition as part of the Taunton Live Arts Festival in July, 2017.
The Theme is CLIMATE. Entry: Free. Deadline: 16th June. Prizegiving at The Brewhouse, 12th July 2017. Download pdf of full details here: Young Poets Competition 2017
The resullts of the last FRP Compeition have now been announced –
Bill Lythgoe, Liz Parkes and John Lancaster are the winners in our annual Competition
see all the winning and commended poems here – Winning, Commended and Shortlisted poets
1st Prize £200, 2nd Prize £100, 3rd Prize £75