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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, 2011) and his latest collection Stiles (Paekakariki Press, 2019).
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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.
Read two FRP Interviews with Stephen on 'a kind of Chinese whisper' and ...
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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 Keats, also published by Cinnamon, came out in 2016. Her ...
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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 writing today. His poetry has won numerous awards including the ...
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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 she has cultivated her talent. Her most recent success being ...
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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 the macabre!
Read the FRP Interview with Marc here
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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, the poem rides on the ice of its own melting' ...
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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 by Graeme Ryan ...
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SAD NEWS – Adrian Campbell

SAD NEWS - Adrian Campbell
Adrian Campbell, poet, artist and one time member of Fire River Poets, died on the 11th March 2019, just a few days before his 96th birthday. Our thoughts go out to his wife Irene and their family ...
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Friday 26th April, 2019 – ‘Pages of the Imagination’ with Graeme

Friday 26th April, 2019 - 'Pages of the Imagination' with Graeme
A Day of Creative Writing at Glastonbury Abbey with FRP Member Graeme Ryan.
Friday 26th April 2019 10am-4.30pm
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VACANCY: POETS WANTED

VACANCY: POETS WANTED
A very rapid response to this invitation has meant we now have a full membership. We will advertise again should further vacancies arise. [March 17, 2019] ...
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