May 5th 2022: Zoom Guest Evening – DAVID MORLEY

Biographical note

David Morley’s latest book FURY was a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. David won the Ted Hughes Award for The Invisible Gift: Selected Poems. His other books from Carcanet Press include The Magic of What’s There, The Gypsy and the Poet, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, Enchantment and The Invisible Kings, also a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and TLS Book of the Year. David pioneered podcasting in creative writing through his Slow Poetry and Writing Challenges spoken word projects. He is a professor at Warwick University and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.

Publisher details at Carcanet

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April 7th 2022: Zoom Guest Evening – PENELOPE SHUTTLE

Penelope Shuttle lives in Cornwall. Her thirteenth collection, Lyonesse, appeared from Bloodaxe Books in June 2021, and was Observer Poetry Book of the Month for July. Covid/Corvid, a pamphlet written in collaboration with Alyson Hallett, was published by Broken Sleep Books, September 2021. Father Lear, a pamphlet, was published by Poetry Salzburg, June 2020. Retrieved Data, a micro- pamphlet, appeared from Broken Sleep Books in May … Read more

March 3rd 2022: Zoom Guest Evening – KATIE GRIFFITHS

Katie Griffiths grew up in Ottawa, Canada, in a family from Northern Ireland.

She came second in 2018’s National Poetry Competition. Her pamphlet, My Shrink is Pregnant, was a winner in Live Canon’s 2019 pamphlet competition. She was published in Primers Volume One by Nine Arches Press, and her first full-length collection, The Attitudes, came out in 2021, also from Nine Arches. 

A member of the two poetry groups Malika’s Poetry Kitchen and Red Door Poets, Katie is also singer-songwriter in the band A Woman in Goggles.

Click here to read transcript of interview with Katie by FRP member Annie Fisher

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February 17th 2022: Zoom Guest Evening – JACQUELINE SAPHRA

*Please note change of date*

Jacqueline is a poet, playwright and teacher. Recent collections are All My Mad Mothers, shortlisted for the 2017 T.S. Eliot prize and Dad, Remember You are Dead (2019), both from Nine Arches Press. A Bargain with the Light: Poems after Lee Miller (2017) and Veritas: Poems after Artemisia (2020) were published by Hercules Editions.
Her most recent play, The Noises was nominated for a Standing Ovation Award. One Hundred Lockdown Sonnets was published by Nine Arches Press in 2021.
She is a founder member of Poets for the Planet a teaches and mentors for The Poetry School.

Do also read Jacqueline’s Interview with FRP Member Graeme Ryan (Link)

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