Exeter University poets at the festival

We’re delighted to announce that poets from Exeter University’s Creative Writing Programme will be reading at the Festival at lunchtime (1pm) on Saturday 10th October in Exeter Central Library.

Ben Smith is studying for a PhD in poetry and environment. His poems, which have recently appeared in Succour, Shadowtrain and The Flying Post, combine mythology and folklore with ideas about the relationship between humans, animals and the environment.

Sally Flint‘s poems have been widely published in journals including Aesthetica, The Bridport Anthology, Gangway (Australia), Leaf Press, Mimesis, The North, Shearsman, Succour, Tears in the Fence, Trespass and Wasafiri. Sally is co-editor of the short story journal, Riptide.

Jos Smith was born in Kent but now lives in Exeter where he is researching a PhD on contemporary landscape writing. Much of his poetry emerges from a keen interest in hiking in the British Isles. He has had work published recently in Brittle Star and Conversation Poetry Quarterly.

Miriam Darlington taught English for ten years before her first collection of poetry, Windfall, was published by Oversteps Books in 2008. She is studying Nature Writing for her PhD, working on a new book about the wild otter and its landscapes in Britain.

Andy Brown, Director of Creative Writing at Exeter University, and opening night star of the Festival on Thursday 7th October, will introduce the poets.

The full programme for Exeter Poetry Festival is very close to completion and should be announced very soon.

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