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Guest Poets: March 7th, 2019

Guest Poets: March 7th, 2019
Tim King James Turner James Turner & Tim King will be our guests for this evening's poetry reading.
(Click name under photo to read their biographies) ...
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Guest Poet: February 7th, 2019

Guest Poet: February 7th, 2019
Jean Sprackland Jean has published five poetry collections, most recently Green Noise, and her book Tilt was the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008. She is also the author of Strands: A Year of Discoveries on the Beach, which won the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Jean is Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University, and ...
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Guest Poet: December 6, 2018

Guest Poet: December 6, 2018
Erling Kittelsen Kittelsen had his debut as a poet in 1970. He has since than published several poetry cycles and collections, as well as fables, dramatic works and translations of poetry.

He is known for his dialogues, partly with colleagues and partly in the work with the translation of poetry from distant languages in relation to the Nordic language area like ...
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Guest Poets: November 1st, 2018

Guest Poets: November 1st, 2018
We welcome Julie Sampson and Chrissy Banks for this evening’s event. Both poets have current or past affiliations with Fire River Poets. Their biographies are given below: ...
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Guest Poet: October 4th, 2018

Guest Poet: October 4th, 2018
Rose Cook is a well-known South West poet who performs regularly at festivals and poetry events. Rose co-founded the popular Devon poetry and performance forum One Night Stanza, as well as poetry performance group Dangerous Cardigans. Hearth is her latest book of poetry. Her website is www.rosecook.wordpress.com
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Guest Poet: September 6th, 2018

Guest Poet: September 6th, 2018
Ian Royce Chamberlain will be reading as our guest poet for our Autumn series of poetry readings at The Creative Innovation Centre on Thursday September 6th 2018, at 8pm. In a long career as a mechanical engineer, Ian Royce Chamberlain learned that, to work properly, a high-performance machine must be meticulously assembled. Poetry, he says, demands the precision engineering of ...
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Somerset Young Poets Competition 2018 – Results

Somerset Young Poets Competition 2018 - Results
The Somerset Young Poets Competition 2018 drew over 1,000 entries from 33 schools.
The theme was When Worlds Collide.
Read all of the winning, highly commended and commended poems at Somerset Young Poets Anthology 2018.   ...
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Guest Poet: June 7th, 2018

Guest Poet: June 7th, 2018
We are delighted to say that Melanie Branton, who was forced to cancel her visit due to the extreme snowy conditions in February, will be reading for us on Thursday June7th at the Creative Innovation Centre. It's sure to be a great evening as Melanie is making a terrific reputation for herself with readings all over the country. Do have ...
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Guest Poet: 3rd May, 2018

Guest Poet: 3rd May, 2018
Stephen Payne will be reading his work at this event. Read interview with Stephen by FRP member Graeme Ryan. Also, see full post to read short biography. (As always, we meet at Creative Innovation Centre (CIC) starting at 8 pm. Doors open from 7:30. Entrance Fee £5 For available Open Mic slots, please contact John Stuart) ...
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Fire River Poets – SPRING READING: ‘Poems and Pints’ – Saturday 21st April at 7:30pm

Fire River Poets - SPRING READING:  'Poems and Pints' - Saturday 21st April at 7:30pm
After our highly successful 2017 event, we invite you to join Fire River Poets for an evening of poetry at its humorous, thought provoking, spell-binding and hard-hitting best. Entrance is FREE for this event and will be held at 7.30pm on Saturday 21st APRIL 2018 in the upstairs bar of the Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, School Road, Monkton Heathfield Taunton, TA2 ...
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VACANCY: POET WANTED

VACANCY: POET WANTED
Fire River Poets, Taunton, has a vacancy for one new member. If you write poetry, and would like feedback on your work from a group of experienced, friendly and supportive poets, please get in touch with us. If you have only just started writing seriously, that is fine, but an interest in reading poetry, including contemporary poetry, is important. We ...
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Guest Poet: 5th April 2018

Guest Poet: 5th April 2018
Olivia McCannon is our guest poet for this event. Do read her Biography below and visit her website at https://oliviamccannon.com/. We meet at Creative Innovation Centre (CIC) starting at 8 pm. Doors open from 7:30. Entrance Fee £5. For available Open Mic slots, please contact John Stuart. ...
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