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

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 in many anthologies and journals ...
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May 6th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Moniza Alvi

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 ...
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April 1st, 2021 – Guest Poet: Caroline Bird (Forward Prize winner)

April 1st, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Caroline Bird (Forward Prize winner)
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 the Foyles Young Poets Award, ...
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March 4th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Will Harris (Forward Prize winner)

March 4th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Will Harris (Forward Prize winner)
We are delighted to welcome Will Harris to this FRP Zoom event, having had to postpone his visit in person last April due to Covid. Will is a poet and critic from London. He is the author of the chapbook, All This Is Implied, and the essay Mixed-Race Superman. He has had work published in The Guardian, the Poetry Review, ...
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February 4th, 2021 – Guest Poet: John Greening

February 4th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  John Greening
We are delighted to invite John Greening to our next FRP Zoom event. John has lived in Upper Egypt, Scotland and the USA, but has been based in Cambridgeshire with his family for many years. Recipient of the Alexandria Prize, Bridport Prize and a Cholmondeley Award, he has published over twenty collections, large and small, including Heath with Penelope Shuttle ...
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January 7th, 2021 – Guest Poet: Annie Fisher

January 7th, 2021 - Guest Poet:  Annie Fisher
We are delighted to invite Annie Fisher a to start off our year of FRP Zoom events. Annie’s background has been in primary education, initially as a teacher and later as an English adviser. Now semi-retired, she writes poetry for both adults and children. Her writing draws on her classroom experiences, her love of song and story, and memories of ...
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December 3rd, 2020 – OPEN MIC Zoom Event

December 3rd, 2020 - OPEN MIC Zoom Event
To register for this Zoom meeting and optionally request a reading slot, please apply using this Online Booking Form .
Please see Zoom Event Joining Details panel on left (or below if viewing on a phone) ...
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November 5th, 2020 – Guest Poets: Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem

November 5th, 2020 - Guest Poets: Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem
The guest poets for our third Zoom event will be Veronica Aaronson and Virginia Griem. Veronica and Virginia are well known to our Taunton audience. Both are accomplished poets and are based in Teignmouth where they are members of the organising group for the Teignmouth Poetry Festival. Their biographies appear below. Veronica lives in a quiet haven in South Devon ...
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October 1st, 2020 – Guest Poet: Chrissy Banks

October 1st, 2020 - Guest Poet: Chrissy Banks
After the success of our first Zoom Poetry Evening we are delighted to invite Chrissy Banks to our next. (Please see joining details in panel on left.) Chrissy lives and writes in Exeter. She previously worked as a psychodynamic counsellor and trainer. Her poems have been published widely in anthologies and journals. Chrissy’s first pamphlet was ‘Watching the Home Movies’ ...
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September 3rd 2020 – Guest Poets: Rosie Jackson and Graham Burchell

September 3rd 2020 - Guest Poets:  Rosie Jackson and Graham Burchell
Fire River Poets have decided it is time to begin our regular monthly poetry evenings again.
We are still unable to hold our regular events at the Creative Innovation Centre, so we are introducing 'virtual events' using Zoom, which many people are now familiar with.
We hope it will be a welcome return to some sort of normality for everyone who ...
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March 20th, 2020: Fire River Poets perform at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre

March 20th, 2020: Fire River Poets perform at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
Event Postponed Friday March 20th at 7.30pm We're back! Enjoy a fantastic evening of poetry with Taunton's acclaimed and prize-winning Fire River Poets performing for one night only at The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton. In the friendly and informal Spotlight Bar we will move, amuse, dazzle and entertain you ... Entry is Free!
Bring a friend and let our dozen talented ...
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March 5th, 2020 – Guest Poet: Rachel Clyne

March 5th, 2020 - Guest Poet: Rachel Clyne
Rachael Clyne Rachael comes from Glastonbury and is a psychotherapist who has published self-help books as well as poetry. She is well known on the poetry circuit. Her prizewinning collection Singing at the Bone Tree is published by Indigo Dreams. Her work appears in many anthologies and journals.
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