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June English
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June English poet

June English was born in Dover and still lives in Kent.

Publications

Sunflower Equations (Hearing Eye, 2008)

The Sorcerer’s Arc (Hearing Eye, 2004)

Counting the Spots (Acumen, 2000)

June English’s first collection, Counting the Spots, was shortlisted for the BBC New Voices programme.

June English studied English and History at the University of Kent and completed an MA in Humanities. She has run workshops and performed her poetry at festivals such as Torbay Festival, Poetry on the Lake in Italy, at the Torriano Meeting House and libraries in Kent.

In 1999 June English founded the Dover and Deal Split the Lark Poetry Festival, creating a thriving poetry community where newer poets have chance to read, study and socialise with professional poets. The festival also features an Editors’ Day where poets have the opportunity to discuss their poems and publication opportunities with six poetry magazine editors. The festival also includes workshops for children with special needs and competitions for children.

“June English comes across as a natural poet, that is to say as one whose emotions and recollections seem to find instinctive expression in verse. Sunflower Equations conveys a sense of easy fecundity: there will be a lot more poems where these came from. Meanwhile here is a vivid, entertaining and various collection – one to read with pleasure from cover to cover,” Michael Irwin.

Official website: http://www.juneenglish.co.uk/

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