News tag ‘Christmas’

  • Alwyn Marriage will be appearing at the Guildford Book Festival at 19.30 on Friday 19th October at St Mary’s Church, Quarry Street, Guildford. The evening will also include lieder and English songs by  the baritone Peter Terry, accompanied on the piano by Emily Hooker.

  • The Financial Times published a comic poem by Elisabeth Rowe in their Christmas issue, giving it more than half a page and illustrating it lavishly.

  • Alwyn MarriageAs 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.

    Sample poem: Tsunami
    Sample poem: Ski scene
    Personal website:

    Oversteps collections

    Touching earth (2007)

    festo  (2012)

    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”