Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Angela Topping
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Angela Topping was born in Widnes and now lives in Hartford, Cheshire. She was educated at the University of Liverpool where she gained a BA  in English and Classical Civilization and a B.Phil in Victorian Studies. In 2000, she gained an M.Ed. in Arts in Education from the University of Chester.

She worked as a teacher in both FE and Secondary for 20 years and is now a freelance poet and author.


Dandelions for Mothers’ Day (Stride 1988 and 1989)

The Least Thing, editor,  (Stride 1989)

Making Connections, a festshrift for Matt Simpson, editor (Stride 1996)

The Fiddle, New and Selected Poems (Stride 1999)

The Way We Came (bluechrome 2007)

The New Generation – poems for children (Salt 2010)

I Sing of Bricks (Salt Modern Voices 2011)

Catching On – elegaic sequence for Matt Simpson (Rack Press 2011)

The Lightfoot Letters (Erbacce 2011)

Kids’ Stuff poems for children (Erbacce 2011)

Critical Books

Focus on Spies by Michael Frayn (Greenwich Exchange 2008)

Focus on The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories by Angela Carter (Greenwich Exchange 2009)

Focus on the Everyman Selection of Poems by John Clare (Greenwich Exchange 2011)

” Angela Topping’s elegies for Matt Simpson are sculpted by grief, disciplined yet passionate, and their language is charged with feeling and insight.” Penelope Shuttle

“Angela Topping sings of bricks and cups and perfect grapes. She sings of the concrete, the power of objects, like a spell to ward off loss.” Helen Ivory

“Among the whimsy that sometimes passes for children’s poetry, Angela Topping’s new book stands out. It is witty and technically inventive. Like most of the best poetry, it stands at a slight angle to the world. ” Fred Sedgwick

http://www.angelatopping.com/ Angela Topping’s website

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