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.

Will Harris

Interview with Will Harris, guest poet reading from his new collection Rendang at Fire River Poets Thurs April 2nd Creative Innovation Centre Taunton 8pm Graeme Ryan (Fire River member) Will, I loved your new collection RENDANG (published by Granta) – I read it all in one sitting and grew completely immersed in your way of looking at … Read more

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, … Read more

Annie Fisher Interview

INTERVIEW WITH ANNIE FISHER, AUTHOR OF THE DEAL (Happenstance Press 2020) by Graeme Ryan of Fire River Poets Graeme: Thanks for doing this interview for Fire River Poets Annie. THE DEAL is such a vivid and memorable collection with your trademark flair for both observation and thought-provoking humour. These poems connect and stay in the mind. … Read more

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 … Read more

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).

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 … Read more