Our Next Event -Thursday 2 September 2021

Our next event which will be held on Thursday 2 September 2021 will offer two options to all who would like to join us to hear our two guest poets, Gabrial Akamo and Luke Palmer read for us (see our information below about these two exciting young poets). First option is to use Zoom in … Read more

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

October 7th, 2021 – Guest Poets: Sheila Aldous & Pratibha Castle

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

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