March 18, 2014 · 4:56 pm
KENT AND SUSSEX POETRY COMPETITION 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.
March 14, 2014 · 6:58 pm
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.