John Stuart

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

Frances Corkey–Thompson

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

August 5th, 2021 – Open Mic Zoom Evening

This is an evening where we offer the opportunity to many poets to read and share their work. Slots are normally set at 5 minutes per person. Please use the online Registration Form to join us for this event.

July 1st, 2021 – Guest Poet: John Stuart

John Stuart will be our Guest Poet on July 1st. He will be reading from his sequence ‘Drawing on the Natural’ written in collaboration with the artist Norman Steel.
Also, do read transcript of John’s interview with Anthony Watts on our ‘FRP Interview’ page.

June 3rd, 2021 – Guest Poet: Frances Corkey-Thompson

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

May 6th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Moniza Alvi

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.