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West Midlands Children’s Poetry book beats adult books to scoop Poetry Category of Rubery Book Awards 2016

Press Release 8 July 2016 – from Fair Acre Press. For further information contact Nadia at fairacrepress@gmail.com I once Knew a Poem Who Wore a Hat –  Poetry by Wolverhampton’s Emma Purshouse –  Pictures by Solihull’s Catherine Pascall Moore –  Published by Oswestry -based Fair Acre Press, and edited by the Shropshire Press’ Nadia Kingsley […]

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Shortlisted in the Rubery Book Awards!

I ONCE KNEW A POEM WHO WORE A HAT has been shortlisted in the Rubery Book Awards! This is what the judges say about: I Once Knew a Poem who Wore a Hat by Emma Purshouse and Catherine Pascall Moore Fair Acre Press is particularly delighted, as there are very few book awards out there […]

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Superheroes in Poetry!

10:30 am Saturday 23rd April , Edge Arts Centre, Much Wenlock, at Wenlock Poetry Festival… and for this blog, in alphabetical order… Jonathan Edwards – My Family in a Human Pyramid My uncle starts it, kneeling in his garden; my mother gives a leg up to my gran. When it’s my turn to climb, I […]

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Podcast on Poet Emma Purshouse

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet Emma Purshouse   How would you write about – a butterfly called the Essex Skipper, the fact that astrophysicists can only account for about 4% of the Universe, or the eradication of smallpox? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, Emma Purshouse reads and discusses some of her poems, and […]

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Deadline for Poetry Pamphlet Competition approaches

The Fair Acre Press Poetry Pamphlet Competition closes its doors to entries at midnight on 30th November 2015. It is judged by the wonderful poet Jonathan Edwards Prizes include reading with Jonathan at Wenlock Poetry Festival 2016 ! And of course Fair Acre Press will publish the two winning pamphlets ! £12 to enter Two […]

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Podcast on Poet David Calcutt

Welcome ! Here is a podcast with poet David Calcutt How would you write about – the nature of a trout as sensed by a fisherman, a magpie if you saw it killing a chick, or two dead badgers at the side of a road? In conversation with Nadia Kingsley, David Calcutt reads and discusses some […]

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WHAT POETRY/POET AND/OR COLLECTION IS YOUR INSPIRATION?

This was a question I was recently asked to answer – on behalf of Wenlock Poetry Festival and their search for the second ever Shropshire Young Poet Laureate. It was one of several questions. The answers that I and other poetry lovers gave can be found on http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/laureate/ Unfortunately I got somewhat carried away –  there wasn’t […]

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WHAT POETRY/POET AND/OR COLLECTION IS YOUR INSPIRATION?

This was a question I was recently asked to answer – on behalf of Wenlock Poetry Festival and their search for the second ever Shropshire Young Poet Laureate. It was one of several questions. The answers that I and other poetry lovers gave can be found on http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/laureate/ Unfortunately I got somewhat carried away –  there wasn’t […]

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WHAT POETRY/POET AND/OR COLLECTION IS YOUR INSPIRATION?

This was a question I was recently asked to answer – on behalf of Wenlock Poetry Festival and their search for the second ever Shropshire Young Poet Laureate. It was one of several questions. The answers that I and other poetry lovers gave can be found on http://www.wenlockpoetryfestival.org/laureate/ Unfortunately I got somewhat carried away –  there wasn’t […]

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