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 her Catholic childhood. A combination of the playful and the poignant often bubbles under the surface.
Annie joined Taunton’s Fire River Poets in 2012 after winning a prize in their annual competition. 
She has been widely published in poetry magazines and has had two pamphlets published by Happenstance Press:  Infinite In All Perfections (2016) and The Deal (2020)    In a manner reminiscent of Philip Larkin and Selima Hill, Annie Fisher writes poems of outlandish comedy undercut by profound seriousness.’ (Matthew Paul, reviewing ‘The Deal’).

Do also see the transcript of Graeme Ryan’s interview with Annie HERE