Our guest judge and reader for April is Fiona Moore. Based in Greenwich, Fiona Moore has an MBA in organisational culture and a degree in Classics. In 2004, she left her Foreign Office career to write, working part-time for Excellent Development, a sustainable development charity specialising in sand dams.
Fiona served as an assistant editor for The Rialto for several years and is currently on the editorial board for Magma. She reviews poetry (Saboteur Best Reviewer in 2014). Her debut pamphlet, The Only Reason for Time, was a Guardian poetry book of the year and her second, Night Letter, was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets.
Her first full collection, The Distal Point, was published by HappenStance in 2018. It was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018, and shortlisted for the T.S.Eliot Prize.
We are moving back to our Vittle & Swig venue for the time being, after feedback from members. We will begin our meeting at 8.00pm. Fiona will announce the results of the Folio Competition, with readings of the selected poems from the members who contributed them. In the second half of the evening, she will be reading from her own work.
See you then!