Angela France wins Lightship Poetry Prize

Congratulations to acclaimed poet Angela France, who has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Lightship International Poetry Prize. The prize, which this year was judged by Jackie Kay, has earned Angela an envy-inducing £1000. Angela studied her MA at the University of Gloucestershire and is now studying for a PhD. Angela’s poetry has been published in many of the leading journals in the UK and abroad, and has been regularly anthologised. Her second collection, Occupation, is available from Ragged Raven Press, while her most recent collection, Lessons in Mallemaroking (July 2011), is available from Nine Arches Press. Angela is features editor of Iota and an editor of ezine The Shit Creek Review. She also runs a monthly poetry café, ‘Buzzwords’, which meets on the first Sunday of each month at the Exmouth Arms in Leckhampton, Cheltenham. Angela’s Lightship Prize-winning poem, The Visit, will be published in the Lightship Anthology, due to be launched on 17th November 2011 (£6.99).