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”
Simon Williams and Susan Taylor are launching a new poetry publication next month, called ‘Broadsheet’. The first issue will include poets reading at the Exeter Poetry Festival and poets from Devon and Cornwall. The Oversteps poets represented in this first issue are: Jennie Osborne, Rebecca Gethin and Alwyn Marriage.
‘Sunrise from Blue Thunder’, an international anthology about Japan, published in aid of the victims of the tsanami and nuclear disaster last year, has just been published by Pirene’s Fountain. Two poems by Alwyn Marriage, ‘Tsunami’ and ‘The Price of Nuclear Energy’ are included in it.