As well as her earlier poetry collections, ‘Beautiful Man’ (Outposts Publications) and ‘Touching Earth’ (Oversteps Books), Alwyn Marriage has written two non-fiction books and edited the highly-acclaimed Collins anthology, ‘New Christian Poetry’. She has been a university philosophy lecturer, editor of a journal and chief executive of two international literacy and literature NGOs, and she took over from Anne Born as Managing Editor of Oversteps Books in 2008.
Alwyn gives regular poetry readings, and accepts commissions for new work or to run workshops.
Touching earth (2007)
Words known more deeply than thought or memory,
creating in secret the context of identity:
important, trivial words that change the world,
like goodnight, and I love you.
from “by heart”
Oversteps poets are well-represented among the prize-winners of the Poetry on the Lake poetry competition. In the open category, Hilary Elfick won second prize, Alwyn Marriage was short-listed, Michael Swan, Elisabeth Rowe and Alwyn Marriage were long-listed, and AC Clarke was highly commended in the formal category.[16-Jun-15 A C Clarke,Alwyn Marriage,Competition success,Elisabeth Rowe,Hilary Elfick,Michael Swan,Poetry on the Lake]