Caroline Carver has published two previous collections, Jigharzi an me from Semicolon Press, and Bone-fishing from Peterloo Poets. Among her other successes, she won the National Poetry Prize in 1998. She lives in Cornwall, where she has a long involvement with the Falmouth Poetry Group. Both Penelope Shuttle and D M Thomas have endorsed this new collection.
Sample poem: lizard
Three Hares (2009)
LifeCycle (click to enlarge)
Oversteps poets continue to win prizes. The last few weeks have seen several successes: in the National Poetry Competition, both Giles Goodland and Caroline Carver were commended; Elisabeth Rowe has been shortlisted for the Strokestown prize; Alwyn Marriage was Highly Commended in the Mirehouse competition at Words by the Water; and Christopher North has won the Mayor’s Competition in Enfield. Congratulations to all of them.
Four Oversteps poets will be reading at Falmouth Library next Monday evening, 28th March, at 6.30pm. The readers will be Elisabeth Rowe, Angela Stoner, Caroline Carver and Alwyn Marriage; and there will be some open mic slots for other poets.