Interview with John Stuart, by FRP Member Anthony Watts John, welcome to the Fire River Poets virtual interview room. If you don’t mind, I’ll jump straight in with my questions … At what point in your life did you decide you were a poet? Hopes and aspirations have always been slippery things for me. I … Read more
INTERVIEW WITH FRANCES CORKEY –THOMPSONGuest Poet for Fire River Poets in Taunton, June 3rd Interviewer: Graeme Ryan (Fire River Poets member) Firstly, thank you so much for giving this interview Frances, in advance of your much-anticipated reading for us at Fire River Poets. What is your earliest memory?I remember being on a station platform with … Read more
Sheila Aldous For Sheila, as for many, poetry is a personal journey and she has experienced highs and lows while learning through life to ‘get back up again’. After a career with several newspapers from Liverpool to Bermuda, and in London at the Radio Times, a new journey of discovery opened up. Sheila gained a BA … Read more
We are delighted to invite Frances to this FRP Zoom event The transcript of an interview between Frances and FRP Member Graeme Ryan can be read Here Poetry has always, since childhood, meant a lot to Frances. Retiring from teaching gave her time to concentrate on her own writing. Her work has by now appeared … Read more
Moniza was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. She has published several collections of poetry, including Homesick for the Earth (Bloodaxe 2011), versions of the French poet Jules Supervielle.
Three of her books have been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize: her first The Country at My Shoulder (OUP 1993), Europa (Bloodaxe 2008) and At the Time of Partition (Bloodaxe 2013). Her most recent collection is Blackbird, Bye Bye (Bloodaxe 2018) and a collection Fairoz is in preparation.
Caroline Bird is a poet and playwright. She has six collections of poetry published by Carcanet. Her most recent collection, The Air Year, won The Forward Prize for Poetry 2020. Her fifth collection, In These Days of Prohibition, was shortlisted for the 2017 TS Eliot Prize and The Ted Hughes Award. A two-time winner of … Read more