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October 1st, 2020 – Guest Poet: Chrissy Banks

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 ...
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September 3rd 2020 – Guest Poets: Rosie Jackson and Graham Burchell

September 3rd 2020 - Guest Poets:  Rosie Jackson and Graham Burchell
Fire River Poets have decided it is time to begin our regular monthly poetry evenings again.
We are still unable to hold our regular events at the Creative Innovation Centre, so we are introducing 'virtual events' using Zoom, which many people are now familiar with.
We hope it will be a ...
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March 20th, 2020: Fire River Poets perform at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre

March 20th, 2020: Fire River Poets perform at the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre
Event Postponed Friday March 20th at 7.30pm We're back! Enjoy a fantastic evening of poetry with Taunton's acclaimed and prize-winning Fire River Poets performing for one night only at The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton. In the friendly and informal Spotlight Bar we will move, amuse, dazzle and entertain you ...
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March 5th, 2020 – Guest Poet: Rachel Clyne

March 5th, 2020 - Guest Poet: Rachel Clyne
Rachael Clyne Rachael comes from Glastonbury and is a psychotherapist who has published self-help books as well as poetry. She is well known on the poetry circuit. Her prizewinning collection Singing at the Bone Tree is published by Indigo Dreams. Her work appears in many anthologies and journals.
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February 6th, 2020 – Guest Poet: Anthony Watts

February 6th,  2020 - Guest Poet: Anthony Watts
Anthony has been writing ‘seriously’ for nearly 50 years.
He has had poems published in many magazines and anthologies in addition to five published collections: Strange Gold (KQBX Press, 1991), The Talking Horses of Dreams (Iron Press, 1999), Steart Point & other poems (John Garland, 2009), The Shell Gatherer (Oversteps, ...
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November 7th, 2019 – Guest Poet: Stephen Boyce

November 7th,  2019 - Guest Poet: Stephen Boyce
Stephen's third poetry collection is The Blue Tree (Indigo Dreams 2019). A prize-winning and widely published poet, he is the author of two previous collections, The Sisyphus Dog (Worple 2014), and Desire Lines (Arrowhead 2010), as well as two pamphlets – and a needle case of poems.
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October 3rd, 2019 Guest Poet: LOUISE WARREN

October 3rd, 2019 Guest Poet: LOUISE WARREN
Louise was born and grew up in the West Country and now lives in London. With a background in theatre, her first collection A Child’s Last Picture Book of the Zoo won the Cinnamon Press debut poetry competition and was published in 2012. A pamphlet In the scullery with John ...
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September 5th, 2019 – Guest Poet: Maitreyabandhu

September 5th, 2019 - Guest Poet: Maitreyabandhu
Maitreyabandhu was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1990, since when he has lived and worked at the London Buddhist Centre teaching Buddhism and meditation. In 2010, he founded Poetry East, a poetry venue exploring the relationship between spiritual life and poetry and attracting some of the finest poets ...
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June 6th, 2019 – Guest Poet: Jinny Fisher

June 6th, 2019 - Guest Poet: Jinny Fisher
As a prelude to Jinny’s reading on 6th June, she has provided Fire River with an illuminating summary about both her life and each step she has taken on her poetry journey. Worth taking note by potential poets who might follow the example Jinny sets and the way in which ...
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May 2nd, 2019 – Guest Poet: Marc Woodward

May 2nd, 2019 - Guest Poet: Marc Woodward
Born in the USA but a long term resident of rural Devon, Marc Woodward is a poet and musician who has taught and performed internationally. His writing reflects his love of music as well as his passion for the rural environment - albeit with a dark undercurrent occasionally bordering on ...
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Friday April 26, 2019: An Evening With Fire River Poets

Friday April 26, 2019: An Evening With Fire River Poets
After last year's acclaimed event at The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, join Taunton's celebrated prize-winning poetry group for another evening of original verse in performance.
Witty, thought-provoking, powerful, humorous and richly varied, this an evening not be missed for poetry lovers everywhere. 'Like a piece of ice on a hot stove, ...
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April 4th, 2019 – Guest Poet: Claire Williamson

April 4th, 2019 - Guest Poet: Claire Williamson
Claire's latest (of four) poetry collections Visiting the Minotaur was published by Seren in 2018. She has been highly commended in the Bridport Prize (2017) and was runner up in the Neil Gunn writing competition (2017) and the Sentinal Poetry Quarterly (2018).
See also The FRP Interview with Claire conducted ...
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