Denise teaches creative writing at Portsmouth College of Adult Education, and she won the Poetry Society’s inaugural Hamish Canham prize. She writes in response to place, history and people, and describes her work as broadly spiritual.
Sample poem: He left
Planting the Snow Queen (2011)
Denise Bennett has recently read at the Apex Gallery Portsmouth, Winchester Poetry Festival and Portsmouth Dockyard. She was highly commended in the summer edition of Poetry News, and has recently won both the Havant Literary Festival competition and the Hastings poetry competition.[21-Sep-14 Apex Gallery Portsmouth,Denise Bennett,Hastings poetry competition,Havant Literary Festival competition,Poetry News,Portsmouth Dockyard,Winchester Poetry Festival]