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Living Published Women Poets in the UK
Edna Eglinton
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Edna Eglinton poet

Edna Eglinton was born in London and lives in North Tawton in Devon.

Publications

Cause and Effect (HappenStance Poem Card, 2011)

Living Mosaic (Indigo Dreams, 2008)

How Are Your Spirits (Old School Press 2001)

Forever Panto (Old School Press 2001)

Exposing the Negatives with David Santer (Old School Press 1996)

Hands Together with David Santer (Old School Press, 1994)

Holiday Viewing (Priaplus 1982)

Pisgah (Outposts, 1977)

Edna Eglinton is a member of the Association of Christian Writers and has had poems published in the Quaker Monthly Journal. She was included in Listen to Us, an anthology of six Devon-based poets published in 1983. Her poem On a Frosty Night was included in the Poetry on the Buses anthology (Green Books, 2001) edited by Candy Neubert and Valerie Belsey and published in association with Arriva buses.

Edna Eglinton has enjoyed competition successes recently including winning the Local Poem category in the Plough Poetry Prize 2004, her poem The world needs to find true balance won the Exmouth Library poetry competition inspired by Fairtrade fortnight and judged by Rachel May from Oxfam and the coordinator of the Fairtrade Devon campaign, who presented Edna Eglinton with a hamper.

In 2007 Edna Eglinton’s poem Family Visit was included in a BBC Northern Ireland children’s programme “One Potato, Two Potato” to encourage younger children to think about group activities and supporting the curriculum in mathematical reasoning and English..

“Edna Eglinton has and still is enjoying a long, quietly successful career in poetry that is reflected in her poems. She can take a common object or observation and pare it down using minimal but essential language to present it with a different aspect or an invitation to readers to look at the familiar differently. This gives her poems accessibility, yet they reward re-reading,” Emma Lee

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