Monthly Archives: March 2012

Featured Poet #3: Christine Webb

Christine Webb has worked in education all her life, and has been writing as long as she can remember. After Babel was published by Peterloo Poets in 2004, and in 2007 her poem ‘Seven Weeks’ won the Poetry London competition, while ‘Salt’ won second prize in Mslexia. In 2009 she was awarded a Distinction for her Creative Writing MA, and in 2011 her next collection, Catching Your Breath, was published by Cinnamon Press. It celebrates and mourns her partner of many years, who died in 2006.

See http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/christinewebbpage.html for more about Christine, and http://www.cinnamonpress.com/catching-your-breath/ for details of her new collection.

 

 

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Featured Poet #2: Amy Key

Amy was born in Dover in 1978 and grew up in Kent and South Shields. Her pamphlet Instead of Stars was published by tall-lighthouse in 2009. She is a poet-in-residence for ethical lingerie brand Holloway Smith Noir. She co-runs The Shuffle, a monthly poetry reading series at London’s Poetry Café and is the co-editor of The Shuffle anthology series. Amy lives in London, working as a civil servant. You can find her poems, along with some photography and clutter on her tumblr Leopard-skin Pill-box Hat and her tweets @msamykey.

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Featured Poet #1: Jonathan Steffen

Jonathan Steffen is a modern troubadour, whose work encompasses poetry, short stories, novels, literary translations, songs and instrumental music.

He has just had a collection of poems, Colour of Love, published by Accumen Publishing.

His work has appeared in a wide range of anthologies and magazines, including the London Magazine, The Spectator, the New Statesman & Society, Signals, Firebird, BABEL, Outposts, Acumen, Orbis and Poem for the Day. He has also published full-length translations of novels and academic works from the German and the French. Jonathan has widely published poems, short stories, essays and literary translations. His poem Falcon to the Falconer has travelled world wide.

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Ticketing

Just to let you know that I have created event pages on eventbrite for the next three events, here are their links:

24th April: Salt Publishing reading and Q&A at Beaconsfield Library Free!

29th April: Poetry Workshop at the old Beaconsfield Reading Room. £12/£10

30th April: Poetry Reading & Open Mic at The Jolly Cricketers, Seer Green Free!

Ticketing isn’t compulsory for our 24th and 30th April events, but it’s helpful for us to have an idea of numbers so do feel free to book!