Our next meeting is on Tuesday 20th March, upstairs at the Vittle & Swig on Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells as usual. There will be a short Open Mic – and then, in place of the advertised one poet, we have TWO! Unfortunately Gram Joel Davies cannot make it, so we have been lucky to get two well-published poets in his place: Robin Houghton and Miranda Pearson.
Robin Houghton is prize-winning poet who has had poems published in many magazines, including Agenda, Bare Fiction, Envoi, Magma, Poetry News and the Rialto. She won the New Writer competition in 2012, the Hamish Canham Prize in 2013, and the Stanza Poetry Competition in 2014. In 2017 she won the Cinnamon Press Poetry Pamphlet competition, and her latest pamphlet, All the Relevant Gods, has just come out.
Miranda Pearson was born in Kent, but has lived in Canada since 1991. Her poetry has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, and she is the author of four collections: The Fire Extinguisher, Prime, The Aviary and Harbour.