Monthly Archives: March 2014

Competition winners 2014



First Prize                              Andrew Soye             Kigali

Second                                   Grevel Lindop            Cigar

Third                                       Jo Bell                           Shibboleth

Fourth  =                                Lindsay Fursland     Pinochet’s Orphan

                                                   Caroline Carver        blue whale

                                                   Daisy Behagg              Night and the Song of the Light

                                                                                              on  the River

and                                           Claudine Toutoungi Piano Lessons for Adults

The poems will be posted on the website after the presentation of the prizes in April, and available in the society’s Poetry Folio at a cost of £3 in July.

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Moniza Alvi at the Camden Centre

We are delighted to welcome back a favourite, Moniza Alvi, to Tunbridge Wells, at the Camden Centre, on Tuesday 18th. March at 8 o’clock.
Moniza Alvi was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and came to England when she was a few months old. She grew up in Hertfordshire and studied at the universities of York and London.The Country at My Shoulder (1993), which was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award, was still a new collection when we first welcomed her, and it has been a pleasure to watch her continued success. A Bowl of Warm Air (1996), was one of the Independent on Sunday’s Books of the Year; Carrying My Wife (2000), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and Moniza’s latest collection, At the Time of Partition (2013), is both  a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the 2013 TS Eliot Prize.  So we have a treat in store.  We hope to see you there.

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