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

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.

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

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