Celebrating the rich tradition of poetry at the University of Gloucestershire
11th May 2015
Rarely a month goes by without happy news of our poets’ success, and now congratulations are due to Lesley Ingram (an alumni of our MA programme), Sam Kemp (a current student on our MA programme), and Angela France (one of our lecturers).
Lesley has just published her debut collection, Scumbled, with CInammon Press. She won the 2013 Ludlow Fringe Poetry Competition and has previously been published in various places including Mslexia, The Flea, Dead Ink, iota, Under the Radar, Writers Abroad, and Angle. You can hear Lesley reading from her much anticipated collection at a special (and free!) poetry event being held on Saturday 6th June as part of the UoG Creative Writing Fringe Festival.
Also reading at that event will be Angela France, whose many achievements include winning the Lightship International Poetry Prize. Angela has just published two new poems: her work features in the new issue of Angle and in a new Bloodaxe anthology, Hallelujah for 50ft Women.
And congratulations are also due to Sam Kemp – an exciting new voice – whose poetry appears in the current Angle as well as in Dreamcatcher.
If you’d like to hear some of our great poets, then don’t forget our celebration of poetry on June 6th, featuring Lesley, Angela, Anna Saunders, Mantie Lister, and Nigel McLoughlin. Please see the Facebook event page for more information.