Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Angela France
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Angela France poet

Angela France was born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, where she still lives.


Occupation (Ragged Raven Press, 2009)

Motherlode (Author Publishing, 2003)

Angela France began writing poetry as soon as she could write and wrote prolifically throughout her childhood. Writing took a backseat during adolescence, but was picked up again when time around a job working with challenging young people for a local youth charity permits. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing and is studying for a PhD at the University of Gloucestershire.

Angela France runs Cheltenham’s regular live poetry event, Buzzwords, which sponsors performances from established guest poets and offers open mic slots.

Angela France is an editor for the ezine The Shit Creek Review and on the editorial panel for Iota magazine.

“Angela France’s robust poems move through a range of themes, but the passage of time and the struggle against it, in physical effort, in mind and in dream, recur. There is also a very welcome intellectual clarity that produces a beauty of its own, in short poems, like Unpoem and Beeing, but also in more gritty works of realism like Urban. The poems are always vigorous and rhythmically controlled. Occupation establishes a clear, firm, valuable voice in contemporary poetry.” George Szirtes

Angela France on poetry pf http://www.poetrypf.co.uk/angelafrancepage.html

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