Click on the letters below to find South West based poets.  Poets are listed alphabetically by surname.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

 

 Kevin Bailey  

Name:

Kevin Bailey

Contact:

hqbailey@googlemail.com

Website:

www.volecentral.co.uk/hq/

 About:

 Poet and editor for Bluechrome Publishing and HQ Poetry Magazine

Chrissy Banks  

Name:

Chrissy Banks

Contact:

seaember@live.co.uk

Website:

www.chrissybankpoetry.com

 About:

Chrissy Banks is widely published in magazines and anthologies.
Her collection Days of Fire and Flood came out in 2005.
She lives in Exeter.

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Name:

Ben Banyard

Contact:

bbanyard@yahoo.com

Website:

www.benbanyard.wordpress.com and www.clearpoetry.wordpress.com

 About:

Ben Banyard lives and writes in Portishead. His poems have been widely published in print and online. His debut pamphlet is Communing (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2016). Ben also edits Clear Poetry, a blog of accessible work by newcomers and old hands.
Matthew Barton  

Name:

Matthew Barton

Contact:

bartonmj@blueyonder.co.uk

Website:

www.racemepoetry.com

 About:

 

 

Matthew teaches on the creative writing diploma at Oxford University and is co-editor of Raceme magazine. His two books are: Learning to Row (Peterloo 1999) and Vessel (Brodie, 2009). A third collection is forthcoming from Shoestring Press

 Angie Belcher  

Name:

Angie Belcher

Contact:

angiebelcher@yahoo.co.uk

Website:

www.angiebelcher.wordpress.com

 About:

 

Angie Belcher is stand-up, poet, actor and writer. She can be found on stage around the South

West dishing dirty stanzas and awkward observations.

 Nikki Bennett  

Name:

Nikki Bennett

Contact:

nikkibennett27@hotmail.com

Website:

www.nikkibennettpoems.com

 About:

 

Nikki is a great believer in poetry as communication and therapy, and particularly highlights women’s issues and circumstances. She has been involved with The Poetry  Society UK as a Stanza Representative in Bath, UK.

Fiona Benson

 

Name:

Fiona Benson

Contact:

info@forwardartsfoundation.org

Website:

www.forwardartsfoundation.org/poet/fiona-benson

 About:

Fiona has had work published in a wide range of UK journals including Times Literary Supplement, London Review of Books, Poetry Review, New Statesman, Poetry London. In 2006 she won an Eric Gregory Award and a Faber New Poets Award. Her first collection Bright Travellers was published in 2014. 

A C Bevan  

Name:

A C Bevan

Contact:

andrew.bevan@bt.com

Website:

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 About:

Poems in many of the leading poetry magazines in the UK & Europe, including: Poetry Review,

London Magazine, The North, The Shop, & Poetry Salzburg Review.

Patrick Brandon  

Name:

Patrick Brandon

Contact:

pbrandonicus@yahoo.co.uk

Website:

www.patrickbrandon.blogspot.co.uk/

 About:

Patrick has had poems published in U.K. magazines, including Magma and Poetry London.

He published his first collection, A Republic of Linen (Bloodaxe Books), in 2009.

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Name:

Melanie Branton

Contact:

melaniebranton@yahoo.co.uk

Website:

www.melaniebranton.wordpress.com

 About:

Melanie has performed feature slots for Hammer & Tongue, Raise The Bar etc, and is widely published in journals, including The Interpreter's House, The High Window and Prole. Her collection My Cloth-Eared Heart will be published by Oversteps in 2017.
David Briggs  

Name:

David Briggs

Contact:

dbriggs@blueyonder.co.uk

Website:

www.david-briggs.com

 About:

David has had poems published in U.K. magazines and journals. His first collection, The Method Men was published in 2009, his second Rain Rider was published in 2013 by Salt.

Andy Brown

 

Name:

Andy Brown

Contact:

humanities.exeter.ac.uk/english/staff/brown

Website:

www.andybrownpoetry.blogspot.co.uk

 About:

Dr Andy Brown is a Senior Lecturer, and Director of the Writing Programme at the University of

Exeter. His new book of poems is Exurbia (Worple 2014).

Graham Burchell

 

Name:

Graham Burchell

Contact:

authorburch@yahoo.com

Website:

www.gburchell.com

 About:

Graham's poetry has appeared in print and online literary magazines in the U.K, U.S and other parts of the world. His latest collection, ‘The Chongololo Club’, was published by Pindrop Press in July 2012. 

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Name:

Carly Burns

Contact:

carlyburns@sky.com

Website:

 

 About:

Published in Poetry Rivals collection 2009 Waltz on the Wing, Poetry Rivals collection 2010 Passions of the Poet and in The Book of Dreams to be out in 2011.

Edson Burton

 

Name:

Edson Burton

Contact:

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Website:

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 About:

Dr Edson Burton combines a research and writing career. He has written plays for Radio 4, BBC regional radio, and for theater.  In 2008 his first collection of poetry Seasoned was published by City Chameleon. He is a regular guest on Radio 4 and local radio programs including Poetry Please and Off the Page.