Grey Hen Press

Thursday 15 February @ 4PM. Cork City Library



Grey Hen Press is an independant press that showcases the work of women over 50. Collecting poems in themed anthologies they publish well-known poets alongside the unfamiliar. The press is based in Cumbria.

Julia Deakin was born in the Midlands and meandered north to Yorkshire where she married, taught, did a poetry MA and took up ice skating. She loves readings and has travelled widely to perform her dark and humorous poems including an appearance on Poetry Please. A fourth collection is imminent. She has won a few prizes - none of them for skating.

Angela Kirby is Lancashire born and now lives in London. Her poems are widely published and broadcast, twice winning the B.B.C Wildlife Poet of the Year. Renowned for her close-to–the-edge approach and sharp wit, her collections – all from Shoestring Press – are Mr. Irresistible, Dirty Work and A Scent of Winter as well as The Days After Always: New and Selected Poems (2015).

Joy Howard, founder of Grey Hen Press, has lived all over the UK, but has now settled for Cumbria. She has edited eight full length Grey Hen anthologies and a series of chapbooks and though rather alarmed at finding herself nearer 80 than 70, isn’t running out of steam just yet. The latest of her three collections is Foraging (Arachne Press 2106).

Char March is West Yorkshire-based though she grew up in Central Scotland. She’s won many awards for poetry, playwriting and short fiction. A Creative Writing tutor, she has also completed several Residencies. She enjoys performance and her readings, like her poems, are characterised by panache and poignancy. Her five poetry collections include The Thousand Natural Shocks (Indigo Dreams 2011) year history.






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Grey Hen Press at the Stanza international poetry festival





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Cork International Poetry Festival

13 - 17 February 2018

Cork International Poetry Festival



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