Monthly Archives: June 2022

Maria Taylor in person on June 28th.

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the poet

Maria Taylor is of British Cypriot origin. She was born in Nottinghamshire, raised in London and now lives in Leicestershire. Her debut collection, Melanchrini, was shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize. More recently, she published her pamphlet Instructions for Making Me with HappenStance. Maria’s writing has featured in a range of magazines, and she is Reviews Editor for Under the Radar. Her new collection, Dressing for the Afterlife, came out from Nine Arches Press in September 2020.

This month’s meeting will take place on 28 June, to enable our first “in person” meeting for a long time and hopefully the first of many. It will also be broadcast through Zoom for those who can’t be there in person.

the venue

Royal Wells Hotel, upstairs room.

Get yourself a drink at the downstairs bar, if you like, before the meeting which starts at 8.00 pm.

Hooray for a real live poet in the room! Enjoy it!

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2022 Folio winner receives the Keith Francis Bowl

Amal Garnham, winner of this year’s members’ competition for her poem Wake, receiving the Keith Francis Bowl, which she will keep until next year, from Society Chair David Hensley.

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Signed poetry collections on sale at Tunbridge Wells Oxfam Bookshop during the 2022 Poetry Festival

An exciting collaboration with the Tunbridge Wells Oxfam Bookshop and the Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival.

During the Tunbridge Wells Poetry Festival in June, we’ve teamed up with the Oxfam Bookshop in Chapel Place, Tunbridge Wells, to display and sell signed copies of poetry collections by Kent & Sussex Poetry Society members.

20 members of the Society have kindly donated signed copies of their published collections for sale by Oxfam during the festival period. It’s first come, first served, so although we’ve managed to rustle up around 60 books in the collection, don’t hesitate!

Even if you don’t want to buy one of our members’ books, the Oxfam shop is a veritable treasure trove of poetry, old and new, throughout the year. If you’re in Tunbridge Wells, go down and take a look!

And while you’re about it, how about signing up for one of the Festival events on the Eventbrite site.

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